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Legislative Snapshot 201 1 

Includes information for the State of Montana, 
Senate District 1, and House Districts 1 and 2. 

http://msl.mt.gov/legislative_snapshot/ 




Senate District 1 

Senator Chas Vincent (R) 

34 Paul Bunyan Lane 
Libby, MT 59923-7990 





House District 1 

Representative Gerald Bennett (R) 

784 Taylor Road 
Libby, MT 59923-8458 




House District 2 

Representative Mike Cuffe (R) 

PO Box 1685 
Eureka, MT 59917 




Letter from the Montana State Librarian 




On behalf of the Montana State Library, I would like to welcome 
you to the 2011 legislative session. Our information experts 
have compiled this booklet to be a resource to you as you take 
on the important work of representing the collective needs of 
all Montanans and the special needs of your district during this 
legislative session. 

As for past editions, we reviewed proposed bills and national 

and state trends related to what we believe will be major 

themes in this legislative session. To that end, you will find 

a wide range of information on our state's economy, energy 

production and development, and land and water use. 

Education is always an important issue, and you will find 

relevant information on our state's public schools and test scores, as well as on the libraries 

that help to augment what our schools do. While the drought seems to have subsided, our 

forests are now inundated by both blight and bark beetles, and you will be able to take a 

look at the most current information on maps available through the State Library. Finally, 

wildlife and recreation will always be an important part of Montana life, and we've pulled 

several highlights from our collection that might help to guide your decision-making this 

session. 

The Montana State Library is a small and very unique agency. We employ not only 
librarians, but GIS and natural resource specialists and partner with botanists and zoologists, 
as well as federal and state agencies. We manage an enormous collection of state publica- 
tions, as we simultaneously work to ensure that Montana's blind and physically disabled 
have access to reading materials and information. 

We also work on behalf of all of Montana's libraries to help them provide the latest and 
best information and library services to their patrons - your constituents - whether it's 
downloadable books, public access computers, online resources, or just the latest bestseller. 
Without the Montana State Library leading the charge, Montana libraries would not be 
able to afford these resources and services for their patrons - all of which are being used in 
record numbers during these difficult economic times. In this age of information, most of 
which is only accessed online, the Montana State Library, through libraries across the state, 
provides a vital link that affects Montanans in a multitude of ways. 

We created this book for you to not only to provide vital information to help you make 
difficult decisions in the coming months, but to demonstrate the power of what a diverse 
staff with amazingly diverse skills can do to make information in many different forms 
available to every Montanan. We are very proud of what we do here at the State Library as 
we work to empower Montanans by providing access to information, enhancing learning in 
families and communities, and building 21st Century skills. 

We hope that you use this book throughout the session and stop by to see us - in person 
or virtually. Whether you visit us at our library or online, you will be able to browse our 
collection of government information, get help researching a specific issue, or find a quiet 
place to work or meet with colleagues. We are located one block east of the Capitol, behind 
the Montana Historical Society, at the north end of the Justice building. And of course, our 
services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at http://msl.mt.gov . 

Sincerely, 



.OoaA^u >Mh^^6 



Senate District 1 
House District 1 
House District 2 



Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

Appendices 

i Library Directory 

ii State of Montana Index 

Senate District 1 County Indexes 

iii Lincoln County 
Maps 

iv Legislative Districts 
vi Senate District 1 



Darlene Staffeldt 
Montana State Librarian 



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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



Education and Health Services 



Government 



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Other Consumer 

Other Business Support Industries 



December 2007 



December 2008 



December 2009 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 

Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 
of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 
regions still have more jobs than other parts 
of the state. The more vibrant economies of 
Western Montana will likely regain their status 
as economic drivers of our state as the economy 
recovers from the recession. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 
years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 
jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 



Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 



Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of 
the population 
will also cause 
significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. 
Census Bureau's 
population 
projections 
indicate that 
the working age 
population in 
Montana (ages 
18-65) will start 
to decrease 
starting in 2014, 

leaving businesses with fewer candidates for 
job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 






Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Lincoln County 


3.39 


2.48 


3.24 


-7.58 


1.84 



Source: Montana Department of Revenue 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



Source: www.recovery.mt.gov, 
November 2010 



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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 

Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 

Montana's population density is about 6.5 persons per square mile. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile \ 

2-4 ~\ 



w-^ 



I 8-20 
I 20 - 54 



Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Lincoln County 


33,383 


20.1 


32.0 






2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 


281,421,906 


307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 


902,195 


957,861 


.08 


Lincoln County 


18,837 


18,717 


-.64 



1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 

Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 





2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 


% Change 1 


Lincoln County 


9,319 


9,365 


9,378 


9,378 


9,376 


9,431 


9,428 


9,419 


9,415 


9,398 


0.85 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates 



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Demographics 



Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 



Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 I 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Lincoln County 


2,833 


2,540 


2,026 


1,599 



Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 



Montana Children and Social Services 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 


220,358 


21.0 


51,333 


8,051 


1 7,636 


1 7,465 


46,463 


Lincoln County 


3,752 


32.0 


1,453 


103 


239 


604 


999 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ 'facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

15,000 
12,000 

9,000 

6,000 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 



3,000 




I Patients 
I Caregivers 
Doctors 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 Apr 2010 
Cases Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 426 


Lincoln County 


69 


340 


64 


390 


63 406 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 20 1 



March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 



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Education 



Schools in Senate District 1 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 1 


House 
District 1 


House 
District 2 


High Schools 


173 


8 


7 


8 


Middle Schools 


213 


10 


7 


10 


Elementaries 


446 


20 


11 


20 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 832 38 25 38 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 2010 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 1 


House District 1 


House Districts 1 


Elementary 


13 


2 


2 


Secondary 


7 


2 


2 


Unified 


1 


1 


1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 21 5 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District 1 


House 
District 1 


House 
District 2 


Public 


81 


2 


1 


1 


Branches 


31 


3 


1 


2 


Bookmobiles 


3 











School 


562 


21 


8 


13 


Academic 


28 











Special or Other 


56 


1 





1 



Total 



761 



27 



10 



17 



Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,31 1 ) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 1 


House 
District 1 


House 
District 2 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


80 


48 


80 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


13 


7 


13 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


24 


15 


24 


Low Vision 


2,129 


34 


21 


34 


Physical 


350 


7 


4 


7 


Reading 


482 


15 


8 


15 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 



Montana Shared Catalog 

Senate District 1 

Public and Branch Libraries 

Eureka Branch Library, Eureka 
Lincoln County Public Libraries, Libby 
Troy Branch Library, Troy 




Havre-Hill County library director, 

Bonnie Williamson, using the 
Montana Shared Catalog system 
to check out a book to a patron. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 1 


House 
District 1 


House 
District 2 


Participating Libraries 


132 


8 


6 


8 


Patrons 


364,554 


10,733 


7,895 


10,733 


Items 


3,325,517 


61,137 


42,976 


61,137 


Partner Group Libraries 


28 












Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



Source: Montana Talking Book Library 




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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

T5?r£sr 

sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 1 


House 

District 1 


House 
District 2 


Statewide Databases 


762 


17 


10 


17 


OCLC 


250 


5 


4 


5 


Courier Project 


34 











MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


3 


2 


3 


HeritageQuest 


86 


1 


1 


1 


Montana Memory Project 


15 












Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 



Land Ownership 

Senate District 1 ranks number 16 in size and is 3,673.157 square miles, or about 3% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles). The 
average senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 1 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


House District 1 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


House District 2 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Private 


95,738 


65 


860 


23 




40 


15 


820 


24 


Local Government 


32 


< 1 






















Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 


470 


< 1 


8 


<1 




<1 


< 1 


8 


< 1 


State Trust Land 


8,020 


5 


103 


3 




6 


2 


97 


3 


Other State Land 


89 


< 1 


<1 


<1 




<1 


< 1 


<1 


< 1 


US Bureau of Land Management 


12,451 


8 






















US Fish and Wildlife Service 


1,373 


< 1 






















US Forest Service 


26,317 


18 


2,697 


73 




215 


82 


2,482 


73 


US National Park Service 


1,829 


1 






















Other Federal Land 


318 


< 1 


2 


<1 










2 


< 1 



Total 146,923 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program, July 2010 



3,673 



263 



3,410 



Private Land Agricu 


Itural Use 
















Owner 


Montana 
Acres 


% 


Senate District 1 
Acres 


% 


House District 1 
Acres 


% 


House District 2 
Acres 


% 


Continuous Crop 


25,468 


<1 


37 


< 1 


16 


< 1 


21 


< 1 


Fallow Crop 


13,281,791 


16 


45 


<1 








45 


< 1 


Farmstead 


























Grazing 


49,048,154 


59 


36,878 


7 


1,932 


9 


34,946 


7 


Irrigated 


5,220,163 


6 


3,871 


< 1 


173 


< 1 


3,698 


<1 


Timber 


14,168,777 


17 


477,889 


92 


18,614 


89 


459,275 


92 


Wild Hay 


1,097,282 


1 


1,730 


< 1 


148 


< 1 


1,583 


<1 



Total 



82,841,635 



520,450 



20,882 



499,568 



Source: Montana Department of Administration Information Technology Services Division - Geographic Information Services, October 2010 



Conservation Easements (Acres) 





Montana 


Senate District 1 


House District 1 


House District 2 1 


Bitter Root Land Trust 


2,422 











City Government 


601 











Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy 


151 











County Government 


528 











Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust) 


16,979 











Five Valleys Land Trust 


37,763 











Flathead Land Trust 


8,054 











Gallatin Valley Land Trust 


36,149 











Montana Department of Transportation 


938 











Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 


384,984 


57,903 





57,903 


Montana Land Reliance 


831,566 


3,987 


321 


3,665 


National Wildlife Federation 


20 











Prickly Pear Land Trust 


3,246 











Rattlesnake Land Trust 


190 











Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 


49,220 











Salish and Kootenai Tribe 


102 











The Bighorn Institute 


1,443 











The Nature Conservancy 


309,443 


522 





522 


The Vital Ground Foundation 


833 











US Bureau of Reclamation 


42 











US Department of Agriculture 


17,652 


664 





664 


US Fish and Wildlife Service 


232,456 











US Forest Service 


20,038 












Total 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



1,955,555 



63,077 



321 



62,755 



Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure 

The Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (MSDI) is a digital 
representation of Montana's 
physical and cultural landscape 
that allows the state to be 
mapped. Some of the individual 
components of the MSDI are 
roads, lakes and streams, land 
ownership, administrative 
boundaries, soils, land use, 
structures, aerial photographs, 
watersheds, wetlands, elevation, 
and geology. 

This information is fast 
becoming a critical element for 
policy review at the state and 
local levels in both the public 
and private sectors. For more 
information see: 
http://giscoordination.mt.gov/. 



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Water 



The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains a database of water rights to assist Montana citizens and the Montana Water Court 
in the water rights adjudication process. Visit their site at http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water rts/ . 



Basin Location and Adjudication Status 




Temporary Decree 
Preliminary Decree 
Final Decree 



Dams in Senate District 1 

There are 3,666 dams in the national inventory of dams for Montana. Predominant 
uses are stock/farm ponds (48%) and irrigation (22%). Additional dams not 
included in the inventory can be found by searching for water rights. 

Source: National Inventory of Dams, USGS Geographic Names Information System, 
September 2003 



Type 


Montana 


Senate 
District 1 


House 

District 1 


House 
District 2 


Debris Control 


1 













Fish and Wildlife Pond 


1 













Flood Control 


43 













Hydroelectric 


26 


2 







2 


Irrigation 


822 


2 







2 


Recreation 


54 


2 




1 


1 


Stock/Small Farm Pond 


1,771 


6 




1 


5 


Tailings 


8 













Water Supply 


44 


1 




1 





Other 


68 


5 




1 


4 


Unknown 


828 


1 







1 



Total 



3,666 



19 



15 



Public Water Supplies 

There are 3,266 public water supplies located in the State of 
Montana, 124 of which are located in Senate District 1. These 
figures do not include public water supplies serving Native 
American nations. 

Count 
House District 1 

Public, community 10 

Public, non-community, non-transient 2 

Public, transient 17 

House District 2 

Public, community 27 

Public, non-community, non-transient 13 

Public, transient 55 

Source: Department of Environmental Quality, December 2007 




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Environmental Impacts 



Montana Drought Resources 

The Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee is charged with 
monitoring, forecasting, and reporting water supply and moisture 
conditions, enabling Montanans to make timely and informed decisions to 
mitigate drought impacts in a proactive manner. 

For up-to-date information and maps on Montana's current drought 
situation visit http://drouqht.mt.gov/ . 



Montana Digital Atlas 

Additional mapping and data capabili- 
ties are available through the Montana 
State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/ . 
The Montana Digital Atlas provides 
unlimited access to detailed information 
on such issues as climate, environmental 
impacts, land information, water, and 
cultural data. 




Montana Drought Status by County - July 2010 




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Montana Annual Precipitation in Inches (1895 - 2009) 



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Montana Fires 2002 - 2008 

All Fires As Reported by All Agencies 






Year 


Count 


Acreage 


2002 


1,372 


110,309 


2003 


2,326 


736,809 


2004 


1,447 


1 8,445 


2005 


1,316 


103,294 


2006 


2,302 


1,047,118 


2007 


1,875 


778,079 


2008 


1,424 


166,842 



Source: Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



2009 Aerial Detection Survey Data - Insect and Disease Outbreaks in Montana 

As Detected by Forest Health Protection's (FHP) Aerial Insect and Disease Detection Survey - USDA Forest Service. 








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^» Western Spruce Budworm 

Mountain Pine Beetle in Ponderosa Pine 
^^ Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodge Pole Pine 

Fir Engraver 

**Disclaimer** 

The sources of the digital map layer used to 
compile the base map upon which the insect and 
disease data are presented vary in both source and 
scale, therefore, accuracy is not guaranteed. 

The insect and disease data should be used only 
as an indicator of insect and disease activity, and 
should be ground-truthed for actual location 
and causal agent. Polygons indicate locations of 
tree mortality, defoliation, and/or other damage. 
Intensity of damage is variable, and not all trees 
and areas indicated are dead or damaged. The 
joint cooperators reserve the right to correct, 
modify, update, or replace the data as necessary. 
Using this data for purposes other than those for 
which it was intended may yield inaccurate or 
misleading results. 



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Energy, Mines 



Oil and Gas Wells in Senate District 1 



Abandoned Mines and Remediation Sites 





Montana 


Senate 
District 1 


House 
District 1 


House 
District 2 


Coal Bed Methane, Active 


1,117 











Coal Bed Methane, Inactive 


40 











Gas, Active 


7,351 











Gas, Inactive 


2,509 











Gas Storage, Active 


272 











Gas Storage, Inactive 


14 











Injection, Active 


1,109 











Injection, Inactive 


749 











Oil, Active 


7,230 











Oil, Inactive 


4,511 














Abandoned M 


nes 


Remediation Sites 


Montana 




6,954 




765 


Senate District 1 




110 




12 


House District 1 




21 




7 


House District 2 




89 




5 



Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, November 
2010 



Total 



24,902 



Montana House Heating Fuel 

Occupied housing units 373,455 



100% 



Source: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, October 2008 

Additional information about oil and gas wells is available through 
the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation's WebMapper which can be 
accessed at http://bogc.dnrc.mt.gov/. 



Energy Atlas 

Wind Power at 50 Meters - Wind Power Density 



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Class W/m2 

1 Poor 0-200 

2 Marginal 200-300 

3 Fair 300-400 

4 Good 400-500 

5 Excellent 500-600 

6 Outstanding 600-800 

7 Superb >800 

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Data source: TrueWind/NWSEED 2002; POWERmap, powermap.platts.a 
Platts, A Division ofThe McGraw-Hill Companies 



Utility gas 




215,172 


57.6% 


Bottled, tank, or 


LP gas 


49,291 


1 3.2% 


Electricity 




66,504 


17.8% 


Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 


7,126 


1.9% 


Coal or coke 




841 


0.2% 


Wood 




29,473 


7.9% 


Solar energy 




235 


0.1% 


Other fuel 




4,064 


1.1% 


No fuel used 




749 


0.2% 



Sou rce: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates 
Solar Insolation Annual Average 



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Total Energy Potential from Biomass Residue 



Total Potential (mmbtu) 
I 50-775,000 
| 775,001 -2,500,000 

i 2, 500,001 -5,500,000 
5,500,001 -11,200,000 




Find additional energy related data and maps at http://www.energyatlas.org/ 



Pipelines in Senate District 1 





Montana 
Count 


Miles 


Senate District 1 
Count Miles 




House District 1 
Count Miles 




House District 2 
Count Miles 




Crude Oil 


90 


1,970 
































Natural Gas 


360 


3,301 
































Refined Product 


47 


805 
































Other 


24 


402 
































Total 521 6,477 

Source: Pipeline Intregrity Management Mapping Application, December 2006 




























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Wildlife and Recreation 



Species Diversity in Senate District 1 





Montana 
(Count) 


Senate 
District 1 
(Count) 


%of 
Montana 
Species 


Amphibians 


13 


8 


62 


Birds 


328 


261 


80 


Fish 


81 


30 


37 


Mammals 


107 


67 


63 


Reptiles 


17 


9 


53 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Recreation Area (Acres) 



Senate District 1 


Fishing Access Sites 


2,298 


Fishing Conservation Areas 





State Parks 


17 


Wildlife Conservation Easements 


57,597 


Wildlife Protection Areas 


< 1 


Wildlife Management Areas 


2,760 



Total 62,672 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 

Block Management Acreage 

There are a total of 7,522,358 acres of Block Management 
land (excluding Plum Creek*) in the State of Montana. 
399.00 of those acres or 0% are located in Senate District 
1. 

*Plum Creek land in FWP's Regions 1 and 2 are not included 
in these statistics. Although they are part of the Block 
Management Program, they are not traditional BMA's and are 
managed differently. 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Big Game Distribution 

Antelope 



Montana is blessed with a wealth of wildlife and habitat diversity. 
These resources provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and 
contribute substantially to the state's economy and quality of life. 

r— Wildlife Highlights 



For more information on animals, plants, 
and habitats in your Senate District, visit 
the Montana Natural Heritage Program 
at http://mtnhp.org . Resources include: 

• Montana Field Guide -an 
encyclopedia of the distribution, 
status, and biology of Montana's 
animals, plants, and biological 
communities 

• Natural Heritage Tracker and 
Map Viewer - interactive maps of 
animals, plants, land cover, and land 
stewardship 

• Land Stewardship Maps- public 
lands, conservation easements, and 
special designations 

• Wetland and riparian mapping 
information 



Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 

Leucosticte tephrocotis 




The Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch nests 
in cliff crevices and talus slopes 
among glaciers and snowfields above 
timberline in western Montana. 
During winter individuals migrate to 
lower elevations across Montana. 



Reports on 
Montana's Species 
of Concern 

Quick responses 
to data requests 
and answers from 
expert scientists on 
Montana's plants, 
animals, and biological 
communities. 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Leucosticte tephrocotis General Observations Range 




Moose 




Distribution within Indian Reservations or National Parks is not 
delineated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 



Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



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Senate District 1 Libraries and Digital Library Resources 



Public 




Eureka Branch Library 

Esther Brandt, Branch Librarian 

Lincoln County 

PO Box 401 Eureka, MT 5991 7 

(406)296-2613 

Web Site: http://www.lincolncountylibraries.com 

Catalog: http://www.lincolncountylibraries.com 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, MyMontanaLi- 

brary2Go, Statewide Databases 




Lincoln County Public Libraries 

Samantha Pierson, Library Director 

Lincoln County 

220 West 6th Street Libby, MT 59923 

(406) 293-2778 

Web Site: http://www.lincolncountylibraries. 

com 

Catalog: http://www.lincolncountylibraries. 

com 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, MyMontanaLi- 
brary2Go, HeritageQuest, Statewide Databases 




Troy Branch Library 

Stacy Walenter, Branch Librarian 

Lincoln County 

PO Box 430 Troy, MT 59935 

(406) 295-4040 

Web Site: http://www.lincolncountylibraries. 

com 

Catalog: http://www.lincolncountylibraries. 

com 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, MyMontanaLi- 

brary2Go, Statewide Databases 



School 



Eureka K-8 Libraries 

Sue Mepham, School Librarian 
Lincoln County 

PO Box 2000 Eureka, MT 5991 7 
(406) 297-5503 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Fortine Elementary School 

Dan Smith, Business Manager 
Lincoln County 
PO Box 96 Fortine, MT 59918 
(406) 882-4634 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Libby Elementary Schools 

Patricia Sargent, School Librarian 

Lincoln County 

724 Louisiana Ave Libby, MT 59923 

(406) 293-8881 

Web Site: http://www.libby.org/McGrade/ 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 




Libby High School Library 

Marlene Kelsch, School Librarian 

Lincoln County 

1 50 Education Way Libby, MT 59923 

(406) 293-8802 

Web Site: http://www.libby.k1 2.mt.us 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 

Libby Middle School Library 

Debra Erickson, School Librarian 
Lincoln County 
101 Ski Rd Libby, MT 59923 
(406) 293-2763 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 

Lincoln County High School 

Evelyn Bergstrom, School Librarian 

Lincoln County 

PO Box 2000 Eureka, MT 5991 7 

(406) 297-5725 

Web Site: http://www.lchigh.net/library/ 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 

McCormick Elementary 

Cori Miranda, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Lincoln County 

1 860 Old Hwy 2 N Troy, MT 59935 

(406) 295-4982 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Sylvanite School Library 

Richard May, School Librarian 
Lincoln County 

1 1 784 Yaak River Rd Troy, MT 59935 
(406) 295-9604 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Trego Elementary School Library 

Donald Bulman, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Lincoln County 

PO Box 1 Trego, MT 59934 

(406) 882-4697 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Troy K-12 Library 

Kayleen Randall, School Librarian 
Lincoln County 
PO Box 867 Troy, MT 59935 
(406) 295-4520 

Web Site: http://troymtk-12.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Yaak Elementary Library 

Jennifer Smith, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Lincoln County 

301 1 7 Yaak River Road Troy, MT 59935 
(406) 295-4805 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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State of Montana Index 





Montana 


United States 


Rank in US 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


6.2 


79.6 


49 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


358,667 


105,480,101 


44 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.6 


46 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


974,989 


307,006,550 


44 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.1 


9.1 


21 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


72,799 


25,581,948 


40 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


902,195 


281,421,906 


44 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,438 


21,299,656 


43 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.4 


6.9 


39 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


219,828 


74,548,215 


44 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


24.3 


40 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


141,903 


39,570,590 


44 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.6 


12.9 


7 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.7 


40 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


880,107 


244,298,393 


43 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,282 


39,641,060 


50 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,873 


3,151,284 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,810 


14,013,954 


49 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


707 


578,353 


42 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5.2 


17.9 


44 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


145,732 


49,746,248 


44 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


12,508 


4,265,555 


43 


Deaths 2006 


8,472 


2,426,264 


44 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


73 


28,527 


48 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.6 


54.1 


32 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.8 


11.1 


49 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.2 


80.4 


6 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


24.4 


24.4 


22 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,151 


21,587 


47 


Median household income 2008 


43,948 


52,029 


42 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


13 


17 


Personal income 2007 


31,783 


11,634,322 


46 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,225 


38,615 


40 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


8,842,960 


2,771,782,152 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,141 


9,116 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


441,279 


129,925,421 


44 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


28,648 


14,020,948 


45 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


6.9 


12.1 


40 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


69.1 


66.2 


25 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


99,500 


1 1 9,600 


31 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


15.7 


26.4 


43 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


1,686 


582,963 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


253,576 


95,41 0,469 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


498,907 


154,142,000 


44 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


30,862 


14,265,000 


46 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


6.2 


9.3 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


647,427 


180,943,800 


44 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


88,372 


14,185,000 


34 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


93,107 


24,257,000 


45 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


22,293,038 


8,848,240,000 


47 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


34,433 


48,900 


51 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18 


26 


49 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


353,807.0 


1 20,604,265.0 


46 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


83,999 


21,708,021 


43 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,537,986 


449,498,718 


45 


Total number of firms 2002 


1 00,402 


22,974,655 


42 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


4,987,577 


3,916,136,712 


47 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,223,420 


4,634,755,112 


47 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


10,122,625 


3,056,421,997 


45 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,116 


10,615 


17 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


61,388,462 


922,095,840 


2 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Lincoln County Index 





County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


5.2 


6.2 


14 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


7,764 


358,667 


10 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.4 


2.5 


34 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


18,717 


974,989 


10 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


-0.6 


8.1 


23 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


-118 


72,799 


31 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


18,837 


902,195 


10 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


936 


62,438 


14 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


5.0 


6.4 


35 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


3,722 


219,828 


13 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


19.9 


22.5 


42 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


3,689 


141,903 


10 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


19.7 


14.6 


23 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


49.4 


50.0 


39 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1 8,005 


880,107 


10 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


38 


7,282 


19 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


251 


62,873 


23 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


63 


6,810 


14 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


8 


707 


11 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


25 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


4,012 


145,732 


10 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


183 


12,508 


14 


Deaths 2006 


223 


8,472 


10 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 





73 


30 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


55.6 


53.6 


39 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.4 


1.8 


36 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


80.2 


87.2 


48 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


13.7 


24.4 


52 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


13,923 


17,151 


48 


Median household income 2008 


33,383 


43,948 


50 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


20 


14 


7 


Personal income 2007 


474 


31,783 


12 


Per capita personal income 2007 


25,156 


33,225 


48 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


1 79,464 


8,842,960 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,460 


9,141 


31 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


9,398 


441,279 


10 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


80 


28,648 


14 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


0.9 


6.9 


20 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


76.6 


69.1 


11 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


82,600 


99,500 


19 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


5.2 


15.7 


42 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


2 


1,686 


25 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


151 


253,576 


32 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


7,740 


498,907 


12 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


1,047 


30,862 


8 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


13.5 


6.2 


2 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


9,864 


647,427 


12 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


890 


88,372 


14 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


1,411 


93,107 


15 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


272,783 


22,293,038 


11 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


27,654 


34,433 


28 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


17.6 


17.7 


26 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


683 


37,755 


11 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


683 


37,755 


11 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


4,249.0 


353,807.0 


13 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


1,941 


83,999 


11 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


20,568 


1,537,986 


13 


Total number of firms 2002 


2,188 


1 00,402 


11 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


92,344 


4,987,577 


8 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,030 


7,223,420 


34 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


113,247 


10,122,625 


13 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


6,041 


11,116 


34 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


51,885 


61,388,462 


55 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Includes information for the State of Montana, 
Senate District 2, and House Districts 3 and 4. 

http://msl.mt.gov/legislative_snapshot/ 




Senate District 2 

Senator Ryan Zinke (R) 

409 West 2nd Street 
Whitefish, MT 59937-3010 





House District 3 

Representative Jerry O'Neil (R) 

985 Walsh Road 

Columbia Falls, MT 59912-9044 






House District 4 

[Representative Derek Skees (R) 
PO Box 5331 
Whitefish, MT 59937-5331 




Letter from the Montana State Librarian 




On behalf of the Montana State Library, I would like to welcome 
you to the 2011 legislative session. Our information experts 
have compiled this booklet to be a resource to you as you take 
on the important work of representing the collective needs of 
all Montanans and the special needs of your district during this 
legislative session. 

As for past editions, we reviewed proposed bills and national 

and state trends related to what we believe will be major 

themes in this legislative session. To that end, you will find 

a wide range of information on our state's economy, energy 

production and development, and land and water use. 

Education is always an important issue, and you will find 

relevant information on our state's public schools and test scores, as well as on the libraries 

that help to augment what our schools do. While the drought seems to have subsided, our 

forests are now inundated by both blight and bark beetles, and you will be able to take a 

look at the most current information on maps available through the State Library. Finally, 

wildlife and recreation will always be an important part of Montana life, and we've pulled 

several highlights from our collection that might help to guide your decision-making this 

session. 

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librarians, but GIS and natural resource specialists and partner with botanists and zoologists, 
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which is only accessed online, the Montana State Library, through libraries across the state, 
provides a vital link that affects Montanans in a multitude of ways. 

We created this book for you to not only to provide vital information to help you make 
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House District 3 
House District 4 



Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

Appendices 

i Library Directory 

iv State of Montana Index 

Senate District 2 County Indexes 

v Flathead County 

Maps 

vi Legislative Districts 

viii Senate District 2 



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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



Education and Health Services 



Government 



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Other Consumer 

Other Business Support Industries 



December 2007 



December 2008 



December 2009 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 

Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 
of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 
regions still have more jobs than other parts 
of the state. The more vibrant economies of 
Western Montana will likely regain their status 
as economic drivers of our state as the economy 
recovers from the recession. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 
years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 
jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 



Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 



Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of 
the population 
will also cause 
significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. 
Census Bureau's 
population 
projections 
indicate that 
the working age 
population in 
Montana (ages 
18-65) will start 
to decrease 
starting in 2014, 

leaving businesses with fewer candidates for 
job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 






Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Flathead County 


4.14 


0.19 


-2.50 


-0.42 


11.34 



Source: Montana Department of Revenue 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



Source: www.recovery.mt.gov, 
November 2010 



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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 

Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 

Montana's population density is about 6.5 persons per square mile. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile \ 

2-4 ~\ 



w-^ 



I 8-20 
I 20 - 54 



Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Flathead County 


44,013 


12.1 


18.1 






2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 


281,421,906 


307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 


902,195 


957,861 


.08 


Flathead County 


74,471 


89,624 


20.35 



1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 

Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 





2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 


% Change 1 


Flathead County 


34,773 


35,097 


35,378 


35,768 


36,174 


36,793 


37,443 


37,899 


38,246 


38,406 


10.45 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates 



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Demographics 



Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 



Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 1 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Flathead County 


9,493 


10,351 


10,012 


9,023 



Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 



Montana Children and Social Services 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 


220,358 


21.0 


51,333 


8,051 


1 7,636 


1 7,465 


46,463 


Flathead County 


20,800 


18.1 


3,755 


564 


1,461 


2,100 


3,923 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ 'facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

15,000 
12,000 

9,000 

6,000 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 



3,000 




I Patients 
I Caregivers 
Doctors 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 Apr 2010 
Cases Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 426 


Flathead County 


192 


340 


201 


396 


223 425 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 20 1 



March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 



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Education 



Schools in Senate District 2 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 2 


House 
District 3 


House 
District 4 


High Schools 


173 


26 


10 


26 


Middle Schools 


213 


76 


20 


76 


Elementaries 


446 


150 


46 


142 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 832 252 76 244 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 2010 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 2 


House District 3 


House Districts 1 


Elementary 


9 


9 


2 


Secondary 


4 


4 


2 


Unified 


1 


1 


1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 14 14 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District 2 


House 
District 3 


House 
District 4 


Public 


81 


1 





1 


Branches 


31 


4 


2 


2 


Bookmobiles 


3 











School 


562 


41 


13 


28 


Academic 


28 


1 





1 


Special or Other 


56 


2 


1 


1 



Total 



761 



49 



16 



33 



Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,31 1 ) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 2 


House 
District 3 


House 
District 4 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


270 


96 


268 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


41 


16 


40 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


96 


23 


96 


Low Vision 


2,129 


143 


54 


142 


Physical 


350 


14 


9 


14 


Reading 


482 


17 


10 


16 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 



Montana Shared Catalog 

Havre-Hill County library director, 
Public and Branch Libraries Bonnie Williamson, using the 

Montana Shared Catalog system 
Columbia Falls Branch Library, Columbia Haltkeck out a book to a patron. 




Flathead County Library System, Kalispell 
Whitefish Branch Library, Whitefish 





Montana 


Senate 
District 2 


House 
District 3 


House 
District 4 


Participating Libraries 


132 


6 


2 


6 


Patrons 


364,554 


48,194 


1 2,963 


48,194 


Items 


3,325,517 


249,431 


79,475 


249,431 


Partner Group Libraries 


28 


9 


6 


9 



Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



Source: Montana Talking Book Library 




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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

T5?r£sr 

sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 2 


House 
District 3 


House 
District 4 


Statewide Databases 


762 


37 


16 


33 


OCLC 


250 


7 


2 


7 


Courier Project 


34 











MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


1 





1 


HeritageQuest 


86 


1 





1 


Montana Memory Project 


15 


1 





1 



Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 



Land Ownership 

Senate District 2 ranks number 21 in size and is 1,854.474 square miles, or about 1% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles). The 
average senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 2 
Area 

(Sq Mi) ' 


>/o 


House District 3 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


House District 4 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Private 


95,738 


65 




207 


11 




173 


10 




35 


88 


Local Government 


32 


< 1 


























Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 


470 


< 1 




<1 


<1 




<1 


< 1 




<1 


< 1 


State Trust Land 


8,020 


5 




49 


3 




44 


2 




5 


12 


Other State Land 


89 


< 1 


























US Bureau of Land Management 


12,451 


8 


























US Fish and Wildlife Service 


1,373 


< 1 


























US Forest Service 


26,317 


18 




631 


34 




631 


35 










US National Park Service 


1,829 


1 




968 


52 




968 


53 










Other Federal Land 


318 


< 1 



























Total 146,923 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program, July 2010 



1,854 



1,815 



40 



Private Land Agricu 


Itural Use 


















Owner 


Montana 
Acres 


% 


Senate District 2 
Acres 


% 


House District 3 
Acres 


% 


House District 4 
Acres 


% 


Continuous Crop 


25,468 


<1 


282 


< 1 










282 


3 


Fallow Crop 


13,281,791 


16 


49 


<1 










49 


< 1 


Farmstead 




























Grazing 


49,048,154 


59 


9,062 


16 


7,346 


15 




1,715 


19 


Irrigated 


5,220,163 


6 


4,184 


7 


3,255 


7 




929 


10 


Timber 


14,168,777 


17 


43,162 


74 


38,165 


77 




4,998 


56 


Wild Hay 


1,097,282 


1 


1,567 


3 


654 


1 




913 


10 



Total 82,841,635 58,306 49,420 8,886 

Source: Montana Department of Administration Information Technology Services Division - Geographic Information Services, October 2010 



Conservation Easements (Acres) 





Montana 


Senate District 2 


House District 3 


House District 4 1 


Bitter Root Land Trust 


2,422 











City Government 


601 











Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy 


151 











County Government 


528 











Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust) 


16,979 











Five Valleys Land Trust 


37,763 











Flathead Land Trust 


8,054 


196 


119 


77 


Gallatin Valley Land Trust 


36,149 











Montana Department of Transportation 


938 











Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 


384,984 











Montana Land Reliance 


831,566 


1,080 


768 


313 


National Wildlife Federation 


20 











Prickly Pear Land Trust 


3,246 











Rattlesnake Land Trust 


190 











Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 


49,220 











Salish and Kootenai Tribe 


102 











The Bighorn Institute 


1,443 











The Nature Conservancy 


309,443 


1,416 


1,416 





The Vital Ground Foundation 


833 


158 


158 





US Bureau of Reclamation 


42 











US Department of Agriculture 


17,652 











US Fish and Wildlife Service 


232,456 











US Forest Service 


20,038 


2,564 


2,564 






Total 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



1,955,555 



5,415 



5,026 



390 



Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure 

The Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (MSDI) is a digital 
representation of Montana's 
physical and cultural landscape 
that allows the state to be 
mapped. Some of the individual 
components of the MSDI are 
roads, lakes and streams, land 
ownership, administrative 
boundaries, soils, land use, 
structures, aerial photographs, 
watersheds, wetlands, elevation, 
and geology. 

This information is fast 
becoming a critical element for 
policy review at the state and 
local levels in both the public 
and private sectors. For more 
information see: 
http://giscoordination.mt.gov/. 




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Water 



The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains a database of water rights to assist Montana citizens and the Montana Water Court 
in the water rights adjudication process. Visit their site at http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water rts/ . 



Basin Location and Adjudication Status 




Temporary Decree 
Preliminary Decree 
Final Decree 



Dams in Senate District 2 

There are 3,666 dams in the national inventory of dams for Montana. Predominant 
uses are stock/farm ponds (48%) and irrigation (22%). Additional dams not 
included in the inventory can be found by searching for water rights. 

Source: National Inventory of Dams, USGS Geographic Names Information System, 
September 2003 



Type 


Montana 


Senate 
District 2 


House 
District 3 


House 
District 4 


Debris Control 


1 













Fish and Wildlife Pond 


1 













Flood Control 


43 













Hydroelectric 


26 













Irrigation 


822 













Recreation 


54 


1 




1 





Stock/Small Farm Pond 


1,771 













Tailings 


8 













Water Supply 


44 


1 




1 





Other 


68 


1 







1 


Unknown 


828 


1 




1 






Total 



3,666 



Public Water Supplies 

There are 3,266 public water supplies located in the State of 
Montana, 1 25 of which are located in Senate District 2. These 
figures do not include public water supplies serving Native 
American nations. 

Count 
House District 3 

Public, community 22 

Public, non-community, non-transient 7 

Public, transient 67 

House District 4 

Public, community 14 

Public, non-community, non-transient 1 

Public, transient 14 

Source: Department of Environmental Quality, December 2007 




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Environmental Impacts 



Montana Drought Resources 

The Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee is charged with 
monitoring, forecasting, and reporting water supply and moisture 
conditions, enabling Montanans to make timely and informed decisions to 
mitigate drought impacts in a proactive manner. 

For up-to-date information and maps on Montana's current drought 
situation visit http://drouqht.mt.gov/ . 



Montana Digital Atlas 

Additional mapping and data capabili- 
ties are available through the Montana 
State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/ . 
The Montana Digital Atlas provides 
unlimited access to detailed information 
on such issues as climate, environmental 
impacts, land information, water, and 
cultural data. 




Montana Drought Status by County - July 2010 




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Sou rce: Natural Resource Information System 



Montana Annual Precipitation in Inches (1895 - 2009) 



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Source: NOAA Satellite and Information Service 



Montana Fires 2002 - 2008 

All Fires As Reported by All Agencies 






Year 


Count 


Acreage 


2002 


1,372 


110,309 


2003 


2,326 


736,809 


2004 


1,447 


1 8,445 


2005 


1,316 


103,294 


2006 


2,302 


1,047,118 


2007 


1,875 


778,079 


2008 


1,424 


166,842 



Source: Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



2009 Aerial Detection Survey Data - Insect and Disease Outbreaks in Montana 

As Detected by Forest Health Protection's (FHP) Aerial Insect and Disease Detection Survey - USDA Forest Service. 








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5-Needle Pines 

^» Western Spruce Budworm 

Mountain Pine Beetle in Ponderosa Pine 
^^ Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodge Pole Pine 

Fir Engraver 

**Disclaimer** 

The sources of the digital map layer used to 
compile the base map upon which the insect and 
disease data are presented vary in both source and 
scale, therefore, accuracy is not guaranteed. 

The insect and disease data should be used only 
as an indicator of insect and disease activity, and 
should be ground-truthed for actual location 
and causal agent. Polygons indicate locations of 
tree mortality, defoliation, and/or other damage. 
Intensity of damage is variable, and not all trees 
and areas indicated are dead or damaged. The 
joint cooperators reserve the right to correct, 
modify, update, or replace the data as necessary. 
Using this data for purposes other than those for 
which it was intended may yield inaccurate or 
misleading results. 



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Energy, Mines 



Oil and Gas Wells in Senate District 2 



Abandoned Mines and Remediation Sites 





Montana 


Senate 
District 2 


House 
District 3 


House 
District 4 


Coal Bed Methane, Active 


1,117 











Coal Bed Methane, Inactive 


40 











Gas, Active 


7,351 











Gas, Inactive 


2,509 











Gas Storage, Active 


272 











Gas Storage, Inactive 


14 











Injection, Active 


1,109 











Injection, Inactive 


749 











Oil, Active 


7,230 











Oil, Inactive 


4,511 












Abandoned Mines Remediation Sites 



Montana 
Senate District 2 
House District 3 
House District 4 



6,954 
11 
8 
3 



765 

7 
5 
2 



Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, November 
2010 



Total 



24,902 



Montana House Heating Fuel 

Occupied housing units 373,455 



100% 



Source: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, October 2008 

Additional information about oil and gas wells is available through 
the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation's WebMapper which can be 
accessed at http://bogc.dnrc.mt.gov/. 



Utility gas 




215,172 


57.6% 


Bottled, tank, or 


LP gas 


49,291 


1 3.2% 


Electricity 




66,504 


17.8% 


Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 


7,126 


1.9% 


Coal or coke 




841 


0.2% 


Wood 




29,473 


7.9% 


Solar energy 




235 


0.1% 


Other fuel 




4,064 


1.1% 


No fuel used 




749 


0.2% 



Energy Atlas 

Wind Power at 50 Meters - Wind Power Density 



Sou rce: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates 
Solar Insolation Annual Average 



i 



Class W/m2 

1 Poor 0-200 

2 Marginal 200-300 

3 Fair 300-400 

4 Good 400-500 

5 Excellent 500-600 

6 Outstanding 600-800 

7 Superb >800 

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- Interstate 
Transmission Line 
Substation 







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- Interstate 






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Data source: TrueWind/NWSEED 2002; POWERmap, powermap.platts.a 
Platts, A Division ofThe McGraw-Hill Companies 



2: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2002 



Geothermal Potential 

I High ^_ 



Total Energy Potential from Biomass Residue 



r 

i 



Total Potential (mmbtu) 
I 50-775,000 
| 775,001 -2,500,000 

i 2, 500,001 -5,500,000 
5,500,001 -11,200,000 



i — 



County 

Interstate 

Geothermal well with 
greater than 150 
{m@/m2) 



* 



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Find additional energy related data and maps at http://www.energyatlas.org/ 



Pipelines in 


Senate District 2 






























Montana 
Count 


Miles 


Senate District 2 
Count Miles 




House District 3 
Count Miles 




House District 4 
Count Miles 




Crude Oil 


90 


1,970 
































Natural Gas 


360 


3,301 




4 




61 




3 




58 




1 




3 


Refined Product 


47 


805 
































Other 


24 


402 
































Total 521 6,477 4 

Source: Pipeline Intregrity Management Mapping Application, December 2006 




61 




3 




58 




1 




3 



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Wildlife and Recreation 



Species Diversity in Senate District 2 





Montana 
(Count) 


Senate 
District 2 
(Count) 


%of 
Montana 
Species 


Amphibians 


13 


7 


54 


Birds 


328 


268 


82 


Fish 


81 


34 


42 


Mammals 


107 


70 


65 


Reptiles 


17 


9 


53 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Recreation Area (Acres) 



Senate District 2 


Fishing Access Sites 


14 


Fishing Conservation Areas 


55 


State Parks 





Wildlife Conservation Easements 





Wildlife Protection Areas 





Wildlife Management Areas 






Total 14 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 

Block Management Acreage 

There are a total of 7,522,358 acres of Block Management 
land (excluding Plum Creek*) in the State of Montana. 
5,596.00 of those acres or 0% are located in Senate 
District 2. 

*Plum Creek land in FWP's Regions 1 and 2 are not included 
in these statistics. Although they are part of the Block 
Management Program, they are not traditional BMA's and are 
managed differently. 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Big Game Distribution 

Antelope 



Montana is blessed with a wealth of wildlife and habitat diversity. 
These resources provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and 
contribute substantially to the state's economy and quality of life. 

r— Wildlife Highlights 



For more information on animals, plants, 
and habitats in your Senate District, visit 
the Montana Natural Heritage Program 
at http://mtnhp.org . Resources include: 

• Montana Field Guide -an 
encyclopedia of the distribution, 
status, and biology of Montana's 
animals, plants, and biological 
communities 

• Natural Heritage Tracker and 
Map Viewer - interactive maps of 
animals, plants, land cover, and land 
stewardship 

• Land Stewardship Maps- public 
lands, conservation easements, and 
special designations 

• Wetland and riparian mapping 
information 



Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 

Leucosticte tephrocotis 




The Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch nests 
in cliff crevices and talus slopes 
among glaciers and snowfields above 
timberline in western Montana. 
During winter individuals migrate to 
lower elevations across Montana. 



Reports on 
Montana's Species 
of Concern 

Quick responses 
to data requests 
and answers from 
expert scientists on 
Montana's plants, 
animals, and biological 
communities. 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Leucosticte tephrocotis General Observations Range 




Moose 




Distribution within Indian Reservations or National Parks is not 
delineated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 



Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



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Senate District 2 Libraries and Digital Library Resources 



Public 




Bigfork Branch Library 

Annie Leberman, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 472 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-6976 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 







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Columbia Falls Branch Library 

Deena Stacy, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 30 6th St W #C Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406)892-5919 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Flathead County Library System 

Kim Crowley, Library Director 

Flathead County 

247 1st Ave East Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 758-5820 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/library_catalog.html 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, Montana 
Memory Project Participant, Statewide Databases 




Marion Branch Library 

Kathy Franken, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 854-2333 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Whitefish Branch Library 

Joey Kositzky, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

9 Spokane Ave Whitefish, MT 59937 

(406) 862-6657 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 



icademic 




Flathead Valley Community 
College Library 

Michael Ober, Library Director 

Flathead County 

777 Grandview Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 756-3856 

Web Site: http://www.fvcc.edu/academics/student- 

resources/library/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 



School 



Bigfork High School Library 

Matt Porrovecchio, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-7420 

Web Site: http://web.me.com/mporrovec- 

chio/BHS_Library/Library_Home.html 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 

Bigfork K-8 Library 

Scarlett Sherman, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406)837-7412 

Web Site: http://www.bigfork.k12.mt.us 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 

Bissell Public Schools 

Amy Peterson, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

5955 Farm To Market Road Whitefish, MT 

59937 

(406) 862-2828 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Hungry Horse, MT 59919 
(406) 387-5323 

Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School Library 

Diane Volkman, Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406) 892-6543 

Web Site: http://cfsd6.k12.mt.us/canyon/can- 

yonhome.html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cayuse Prairie Elementary School 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

897 Lake Blaine Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4560 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls High School 

Soozi Crosby, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6500 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls Jr High School 

Karyl Gopp, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6530 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cornelius Hedges Elementary School 

Nancy Schauf, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
827 4th Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4809 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/. 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Creston Elementary School 

Judy Hewitt, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

4495 Montana 35 Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-2859 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Deer Park Schools 

Bobbie Vaden, Librarian 

Flathead County 

2105 Middle Road Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-5388 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Edgerton School Library 

Sandy Streit, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1400 Whitefish Stage Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4035 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Elrod Elementary School 

Laurie Latimer, Librarian 
Flathead County 

41 2 3rd Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3683 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Evergreen Public Schools 

Diane Bagby, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

18 W Evergreen Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)751-1118 

Web Site: https://www.edline.net/pages/Ever- 

green_SD50 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Fair-Mont-Egan Public Schools 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

797 Fairmont Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7072 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Flathead High School 

Aarica Phillips, Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

644 4th Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3493 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/fhs/lmc/ 
startLRC.html 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier Gateway Elementary School 

Terry Divoky, School Librarian 

Flatnead County 

PO Box 1259 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-6540 

Web Site: http://www.sd6.k12.mt.us/gg/gghome. 

html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier High School Library 

Lisa Lykins, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

375 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 758-8367 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/ 
index.htm 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Helena Flats Public Schools 

Diane Taylor, School Librarian 

FlatheadCounty 

1000 Helena Flats Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 257-2301 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Kalispell Middle School 

Jana Warnell, Librarian 
Flathead County 

514 East Washington Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3840 

Web Site: http://destiny.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kila Elementary School 

Cynthia Thorsen, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
PO Box 40 Kila, MT 59920 
(406) 257-2428 

Web Site: http://www.digisys.net/kila/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lakeside Elementary School 

Georgia Pris, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 844-2208 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Linderman Jr. High School 

Laurie Latimer, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
1 24 3rd Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3992 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Marion School District 

Joe Fisher, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 854-2333 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 




Montana Academy 

Connie Jones, Library Director 

Flathead County 

Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 858-2339 

Web Site: http://www.montanaacademy.com 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Muldown Elementary School 

Rita Wolfe, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8620 

Web Site: http://www.wfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Peterson Elementary School 

Georgane Sullivan, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1119 2nd Street West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3731 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Pleasant Valley School 

Randy Abcock, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Flathead County 

7975 Pleasant Valley Road Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 858-2343 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ruder Elementary Library 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6570 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Russell Elementary School 

Nancy Pensa, Librarian 
Flathead County 

227 W Nevada Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3915 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Smith Valley School District #89 Library 

Shelly Means, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2901 Highway 2 West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4535 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Somers Public Schools Library 

Lee Lykins, School Library Media Specialist 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 857-3301 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Matthew's School Library 

Myrna Matulevich, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
602 Main St Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 752-6303 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Summit Preparatory School 

Kathy Babcock, Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 605 Danielson Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)758-8100 

Web Site: www.summitprepschool.org 

Montana Shared Catalog, Statewide Databases 

Swan River School Library 

Mari Nelson, School Librarian 
Flatnead County 

1205 Swan Highway Bigfork, MT5991 1 
(406) 837-4528 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Glacier Elementary School Library 

Anna Stene-Bouley, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 309 West Glacier, MT 59936 

(406)888-5312 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Valley Elementary Library 

Renell Wilson, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2290 Farm To Market Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7239 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Whitefish High School Library 

Dan Kohnstamm, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8600 

Web Site: http://wfps.k1 2.mt.us/wfhs/library/ 
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Whitefish Middle School Library 

Dana Carmichael, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8650 

Web Site: http://wfps.k12.mt.us/Central/li- 
brary/Central_Library.htm 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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George C. Ruhle Library 

ShereeWest, Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 28 West Glacier, MT 59936 
(406) 888-7932 

Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/glac/research/ 
library.htm 

Catalog: http://library.nps.gov 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kalispell Regional Medical 
Center Medical Library 

Heidi Sue Adams, Medical Librarian 

Flathead County 

310 Sunnyview Lane Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)752-1739 

Web Site: http://www.nwhc.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

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State of Montana Index 





Montana 


United States 


Rank in US 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


6.2 


79.6 


49 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


358,667 


105,480,101 


44 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.6 


46 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


974,989 


307,006,550 


44 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.1 


9.1 


21 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


72,799 


25,581,948 


40 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


902,195 


281,421,906 


44 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,438 


21,299,656 


43 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.4 


6.9 


39 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


219,828 


74,548,215 


44 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


24.3 


40 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


141,903 


39,570,590 


44 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.6 


12.9 


7 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.7 


40 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


880,107 


244,298,393 


43 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,282 


39,641,060 


50 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,873 


3,151,284 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,810 


14,013,954 


49 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


707 


578,353 


42 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5.2 


17.9 


44 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


145,732 


49,746,248 


44 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


12,508 


4,265,555 


43 


Deaths 2006 


8,472 


2,426,264 


44 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


73 


28,527 


48 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.6 


54.1 


32 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.8 


11.1 


49 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.2 


80.4 


6 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


24.4 


24.4 


22 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,151 


21,587 


47 


Median household income 2008 


43,948 


52,029 


42 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


13 


17 


Personal income 2007 


31,783 


11,634,322 


46 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,225 


38,615 


40 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


8,842,960 


2,771,782,152 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,141 


9,116 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


441,279 


129,925,421 


44 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


28,648 


14,020,948 


45 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


6.9 


12.1 


40 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


69.1 


66.2 


25 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


99,500 


1 1 9,600 


31 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


15.7 


26.4 


43 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


1,686 


582,963 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


253,576 


95,41 0,469 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


498,907 


154,142,000 


44 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


30,862 


14,265,000 


46 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


6.2 


9.3 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


647,427 


180,943,800 


44 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


88,372 


14,185,000 


34 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


93,107 


24,257,000 


45 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


22,293,038 


8,848,240,000 


47 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


34,433 


48,900 


51 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18 


26 


49 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


353,807.0 


1 20,604,265.0 


46 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


83,999 


21,708,021 


43 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,537,986 


449,498,718 


45 


Total number of firms 2002 


1 00,402 


22,974,655 


42 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


4,987,577 


3,916,136,712 


47 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,223,420 


4,634,755,112 


47 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


10,122,625 


3,056,421,997 


45 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,116 


10,615 


17 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


61,388,462 


922,095,840 


2 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Flathead County Index 





County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


14.6 


6.2 


9 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


29,588 


358,667 


4 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.5 


13 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


89,624 


974,989 


4 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


20.3 


8.1 


2 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


15,153 


72,799 


3 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


74,471 


902,195 


4 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,012 


62,438 


3 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.7 


6.4 


12 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21,172 


219,828 


3 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


23.6 


22.5 


15 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


12,722 


141,903 


3 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.2 


14.6 


45 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.0 


30 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


86,247 


880,107 


4 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


462 


7,282 


5 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,083 


62,873 


12 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


485 


6,810 


5 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


53 


707 


5 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


38 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


11,477 


145,732 


4 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


1,189 


12,508 


4 


Deaths 2006 


744 


8,472 


2 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


5 


73 


4 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


52.4 


53.6 


50 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.1 


1.8 


10 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.4 


87.2 


14 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


22.4 


24.4 


13 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


18,112 


17,151 


6 


Median household income 2008 


44,013 


43,948 


12 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


12 


14 


41 


Personal income 2007 


3,053 


31,783 


4 


Per capita personal income 2007 


35,185 


33,225 


9 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


531,867 


8,842,960 


24 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


6,012 


9,141 


52 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


38,406 


441,279 


4 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


3,633 


28,648 


4 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


10.4 


6.9 


3 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


73.3 


69.1 


29 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 25,600 


99,500 


5 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


12.5 


15.7 


17 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


86 


1,686 


6 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


17,552 


253,576 


5 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


44,516 


498,907 


4 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


4,743 


30,862 


1 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


10.7 


6.2 


3 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


63,320 


647,427 


4 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


14,042 


88,372 


3 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


4,979 


93,107 


6 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


2,104,358 


22,293,038 


4 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


33,234 


34,433 


16 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


19.0 


17.7 


21 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


36,147.0 


353,807.0 


4 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


10,078 


83,999 


2 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


159,629 


1,537,986 


4 


Total number of firms 2002 


11,341 


1 00,402 


3 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


645,595 


4,987,577 


2 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


488,523 


7,223,420 


3 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,025,123 


10,122,625 


4 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


13,232 


11,116 


4 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


251,597 


61,388,462 


52 


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Letter from the Montana State Librarian 




On behalf of the Montana State Library, I would like to welcome 
you to the 2011 legislative session. Our information experts 
have compiled this booklet to be a resource to you as you take 
on the important work of representing the collective needs of 
all Montanans and the special needs of your district during this 
legislative session. 

As for past editions, we reviewed proposed bills and national 

and state trends related to what we believe will be major 

themes in this legislative session. To that end, you will find 

a wide range of information on our state's economy, energy 

production and development, and land and water use. 

Education is always an important issue, and you will find 

relevant information on our state's public schools and test scores, as well as on the libraries 

that help to augment what our schools do. While the drought seems to have subsided, our 

forests are now inundated by both blight and bark beetles, and you will be able to take a 

look at the most current information on maps available through the State Library. Finally, 

wildlife and recreation will always be an important part of Montana life, and we've pulled 

several highlights from our collection that might help to guide your decision-making this 

session. 

The Montana State Library is a small and very unique agency. We employ not only 
librarians, but GIS and natural resource specialists and partner with botanists and zoologists, 
as well as federal and state agencies. We manage an enormous collection of state publica- 
tions, as we simultaneously work to ensure that Montana's blind and physically disabled 
have access to reading materials and information. 

We also work on behalf of all of Montana's libraries to help them provide the latest and 
best information and library services to their patrons - your constituents - whether it's 
downloadable books, public access computers, online resources, or just the latest bestseller. 
Without the Montana State Library leading the charge, Montana libraries would not be 
able to afford these resources and services for their patrons - all of which are being used in 
record numbers during these difficult economic times. In this age of information, most of 
which is only accessed online, the Montana State Library, through libraries across the state, 
provides a vital link that affects Montanans in a multitude of ways. 

We created this book for you to not only to provide vital information to help you make 
difficult decisions in the coming months, but to demonstrate the power of what a diverse 
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available to every Montanan. We are very proud of what we do here at the State Library as 
we work to empower Montanans by providing access to information, enhancing learning in 
families and communities, and building 21st Century skills. 

We hope that you use this book throughout the session and stop by to see us - in person 
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Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

Appendices 

i Library Directory 

iv State of Montana Index 

Senate District 3 County Indexes 

v Flathead County 

Maps 

vi Legislative Districts 

viii Senate District 3 



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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



Education and Health Services 



Government 



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Other Consumer 

Other Business Support Industries 



December 2007 



December 2008 



December 2009 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 

Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 
of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 
regions still have more jobs than other parts 
of the state. The more vibrant economies of 
Western Montana will likely regain their status 
as economic drivers of our state as the economy 
recovers from the recession. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 
years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 
jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 



Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 



Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of 
the population 
will also cause 
significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. 
Census Bureau's 
population 
projections 
indicate that 
the working age 
population in 
Montana (ages 
18-65) will start 
to decrease 
starting in 2014, 

leaving businesses with fewer candidates for 
job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 






Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Flathead County 


4.14 


0.19 


-2.50 


-0.42 


11.34 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 

Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 

Montana's population density is about 6.5 persons per square mile. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile \ 

2-4 ~\ 



w-^ 



I 8-20 
I 20 - 54 



Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Flathead County 


44,013 


12.1 


18.1 






2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 


281,421,906 


307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 


902,195 


957,861 


.08 


Flathead County 


74,471 


89,624 


20.35 



1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 

Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 





2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 


% Change 1 


Flathead County 


34,773 


35,097 


35,378 


35,768 


36,174 


36,793 


37,443 


37,899 


38,246 


38,406 


10.45 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates 



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Demographics 



Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 



Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 1 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Flathead County 


9,493 


10,351 


10,012 


9,023 



Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 



Montana Children and Social Services 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 


220,358 


21.0 


51,333 


8,051 


1 7,636 


1 7,465 


46,463 


Flathead County 


20,800 


18.1 


3,755 


564 


1,461 


2,100 


3,923 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ 'facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

15,000 
12,000 

9,000 

6,000 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 



3,000 




I Patients 
I Caregivers 
Doctors 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 Apr 2010 
Cases Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 426 


Flathead County 


192 


340 


201 


396 


223 425 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 20 1 



March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 



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Education 



Schools in Senate District 3 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 3 


House 
District 5 


House 
District 6 


High Schools 


173 


31 


31 


26 


Middle Schools 


213 


102 


100 


92 


Elementaries 


446 


178 


168 


166 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 832 311 299 284 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 2010 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 3 


House District 5 


House District6 1 


Elementary 


16 


10 


2 


Secondary 


4 


3 


2 


Unified 


1 





1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 21 13 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District3 


House 
District 5 


House 
District 6 


Public 


81 


2 


1 


1 


Branches 


31 


6 


3 


3 


Bookmobiles 


3 











School 


562 


71 


35 


36 


Academic 


28 


2 


1 


1 


Special or Other 


56 


3 


2 


1 



Total 



761 



84 



42 



42 



Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,31 1 ) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 3 


House 
District 5 


House 
District 6 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


285 


276 


285 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


42 


40 


42 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


100 


97 


100 


Low Vision 


2,129 


149 


146 


149 


Physical 


350 


16 


15 


16 


Reading 


482 


20 


18 


20 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 



Montana Shared Catalog 

Senate District 3 

Public and Branch Libraries 

Bigfork Branch Library, Bigfork 

Columbia Falls Branch Library, Columbia Falls 

Flathead County Library System, Kalispell 

Marion Branch Library, Marion 

Whitefish Branch Library, Whitefish 




Havre-Hill County library director, 

Bonnie Williamson, using the 
Montana Shared Catalog system 
to check out a book to a patron. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 3 


House 
District 5 


House 
District 6 


Participating Libraries 


132 


11 


9 


8 


Patrons 


364,554 


51,517 


51,131 


48,580 


Items 


3,325,517 


316,474 


294,660 


271,245 


Partner Group Libraries 


28 


15 


12 


12 



Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

T5?r£sr 

sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 3 


House 
District 5 


House 
District 6 


Statewide Databases 


762 


48 


42 


42 


OCLC 


250 


10 


9 


8 


Courier Project 


34 











MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


1 


1 


1 


HeritageQuest 


86 


1 


1 


1 


Montana Memory Project 


15 


1 


1 


1 



Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 



Land Ownership 

Senate District 3 ranks number 28 in size and is 1,205.536 square miles, or about 1% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles). The 
average senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 3 
Area 

(Sq Mi) ' 


% 


House District 5 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


House District 6 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Private 


95,738 


65 




570 


47 




104 


48 




466 


47 


Local Government 


32 


< 1 


























Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 


470 


< 1 




3 


<1 




<1 


< 1 




3 


< 1 


State Trust Land 


8,020 


5 




120 


10 




2 


<1 




118 


12 


Other State Land 


89 


< 1 


























US Bureau of Land Management 


12,451 


8 


























US Fish and Wildlife Service 


1,373 


< 1 


























US Forest Service 


26,317 


18 




513 


43 




110 


51 




403 


41 


US National Park Service 


1,829 


1 


























Other Federal Land 


318 


< 1 



























Total 146,923 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program, July 2010 



1,206 



216 



990 



Private Land Agricu 


Itural Use 
















Owner 


Montana 
Acres 


% 


Senate District 3 
Acres 


% 


House District 5 
Acres 


% 


House District 6 
Acres 


% 


Continuous Crop 


25,468 


<1 


6,968 


2 


5,780 


13 


1,188 


< 1 


Fallow Crop 


13,281,791 


16 


237 


<1 


237 


<1 








Farmstead 


























Grazing 


49,048,154 


59 


42,970 


12 


11,977 


27 


30,993 


10 


Irrigated 


5,220,163 


6 


29,047 


8 


15,104 


34 


1 3,943 


5 


Timber 


14,168,777 


17 


260,070 


75 


7,864 


18 


252,206 


83 


Wild Hay 


1,097,282 


1 


9,666 


3 


3,560 


8 


6,106 


2 



Total 



82,841,635 



348,958 



44,522 



304,436 



Source: Montana Department of Administration Information Technology Services Division - Geographic Information Services, October 2010 



Conservation Easements (Acres) 





Montana 


Senate District 3 


House District 5 


House District 6 1 


Bitter Root Land Trust 


2,422 











City Government 


601 











Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy 


151 











County Government 


528 











Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust) 


16,979 











Five Valleys Land Trust 


37,763 











Flathead Land Trust 


8,054 


1,837 


424 


1,412 


Gallatin Valley Land Trust 


36,149 











Montana Department of Transportation 


938 











Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 


384,984 











Montana Land Reliance 


831,566 


2,012 


1,029 


983 


National Wildlife Federation 


20 











Prickly Pear Land Trust 


3,246 











Rattlesnake Land Trust 


190 











Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 


49,220 











Salish and Kootenai Tribe 


102 











The Bighorn Institute 


1,443 











The Nature Conservancy 


309,443 


193 





193 


The Vital Ground Foundation 


833 











US Bureau of Reclamation 


42 











US Department of Agriculture 


17,652 


5,533 


31 


5,502 


US Fish and Wildlife Service 


232,456 











US Forest Service 


20,038 












Total 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



1,955,555 



9,575 



1,484 



8,091 



Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure 

The Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (MSDI) is a digital 
representation of Montana's 
physical and cultural landscape 
that allows the state to be 
mapped. Some of the individual 
components of the MSDI are 
roads, lakes and streams, land 
ownership, administrative 
boundaries, soils, land use, 
structures, aerial photographs, 
watersheds, wetlands, elevation, 
and geology. 

This information is fast 
becoming a critical element for 
policy review at the state and 
local levels in both the public 
and private sectors. For more 
information see: 
http://giscoordination.mt.gov/. 



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Water 



The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains a database of water rights to assist Montana citizens and the Montana Water Court 
in the water rights adjudication process. Visit their site at http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water rts/ . 



Basin Location and Adjudication Status 




Temporary Decree 
Preliminary Decree 
Final Decree 



Dams in Senate District 3 

There are 3,666 dams in the national inventory of dams for Montana. Predominant 
uses are stock/farm ponds (48%) and irrigation (22%). Additional dams not 
included in the inventory can be found by searching for water rights. 

Source: National Inventory of Dams, USGS Geographic Names Information System, 
September 2003 



Type 


Montana 


Senate 
District 3 


House 
District 5 


House 
District 6 


Debris Control 


1 













Fish and Wildlife Pond 


1 













Flood Control 


43 













Hydroelectric 


26 













Irrigation 


822 


4 




1 


3 


Recreation 


54 













Stock/Small Farm Pond 


1,771 













Tailings 


8 













Water Supply 


44 













Other 


68 













Unknown 


828 


1 







1 



Total 



3,666 



Public Water Supplies 

There are 3,266 public water supplies located in the State of 
Montana, 122 of which are located in Senate District 3. These 
figures do not include public water supplies serving Native 
American nations. 

Count 



House District 5 

Public, community 

Public, non-community, non-transient 

Public, transient 

House District 6 

Non-public, multi-family 

Public, community 

Public, non-community, non-transient 

Public, transient 



29 

7 

25 

1 
33 
11 
16 



Source: Department of Environmental Quality, December 2007 




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Environmental Impacts 



Montana Drought Resources 

The Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee is charged with 
monitoring, forecasting, and reporting water supply and moisture 
conditions, enabling Montanans to make timely and informed decisions to 
mitigate drought impacts in a proactive manner. 

For up-to-date information and maps on Montana's current drought 
situation visit http://drouqht.mt.gov/ . 



Montana Digital Atlas 

Additional mapping and data capabili- 
ties are available through the Montana 
State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/ . 
The Montana Digital Atlas provides 
unlimited access to detailed information 
on such issues as climate, environmental 
impacts, land information, water, and 
cultural data. 




Montana Drought Status by County - July 2010 




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Montana Fires 2002 - 2008 

All Fires As Reported by All Agencies 






Year 


Count 


Acreage 


2002 


1,372 


110,309 


2003 


2,326 


736,809 


2004 


1,447 


1 8,445 


2005 


1,316 


103,294 


2006 


2,302 


1,047,118 


2007 


1,875 


778,079 


2008 


1,424 


166,842 



Source: Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



2009 Aerial Detection Survey Data - Insect and Disease Outbreaks in Montana 

As Detected by Forest Health Protection's (FHP) Aerial Insect and Disease Detection Survey - USDA Forest Service. 








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5-Needle Pines 

^» Western Spruce Budworm 

Mountain Pine Beetle in Ponderosa Pine 
^^ Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodge Pole Pine 

Fir Engraver 

**Disclaimer** 

The sources of the digital map layer used to 
compile the base map upon which the insect and 
disease data are presented vary in both source and 
scale, therefore, accuracy is not guaranteed. 

The insect and disease data should be used only 
as an indicator of insect and disease activity, and 
should be ground-truthed for actual location 
and causal agent. Polygons indicate locations of 
tree mortality, defoliation, and/or other damage. 
Intensity of damage is variable, and not all trees 
and areas indicated are dead or damaged. The 
joint cooperators reserve the right to correct, 
modify, update, or replace the data as necessary. 
Using this data for purposes other than those for 
which it was intended may yield inaccurate or 
misleading results. 



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Energy, Mines 



Oil and Gas Wells in Senate District 3 



Abandoned Mines and Remediation Sites 





Montana 


Senate 
District 3 


House 
District 5 


House 
District 6 


Coal Bed Methane, Active 


1,117 











Coal Bed Methane, Inactive 


40 











Gas, Active 


7,351 











Gas, Inactive 


2,509 











Gas Storage, Active 


272 











Gas Storage, Inactive 


14 











Injection, Active 


1,109 











Injection, Inactive 


749 











Oil, Active 


7,230 











Oil, Inactive 


4,511 












Abandoned Mines Remediation Sites 



Montana 
Senate District 3 
House District 5 
House District 6 



6,954 
9 

9 



765 

7 
5 
2 



Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, November 
2010 



Total 



24,902 



Montana House Heating Fuel 

Occupied housing units 373,455 



100% 



Source: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, October 2008 

Additional information about oil and gas wells is available through 
the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation's WebMapper which can be 
accessed at http://bogc.dnrc.mt.gov/. 



Utility gas 




215,172 


57.6% 


Bottled, tank, or 


LP gas 


49,291 


1 3.2% 


Electricity 




66,504 


17.8% 


Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 


7,126 


1.9% 


Coal or coke 




841 


0.2% 


Wood 




29,473 


7.9% 


Solar energy 




235 


0.1% 


Other fuel 




4,064 


1.1% 


No fuel used 




749 


0.2% 



Energy Atlas 

Wind Power at 50 Meters - Wind Power Density 



Sou rce: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates 
Solar Insolation Annual Average 



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Class W/m2 

1 Poor 0-200 

2 Marginal 200-300 

3 Fair 300-400 

4 Good 400-500 

5 Excellent 500-600 

6 Outstanding 600-800 

7 Superb >800 

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2: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2002 



Geothermal Potential 

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Total Energy Potential from Biomass Residue 



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Total Potential (mmbtu) 
I 50-775,000 
| 775,001 -2,500,000 

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5,500,001 -11,200,000 



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Interstate 

Geothermal well with 
greater than 150 
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Find additional energy related data and maps at http://www.energyatlas.org/ 



Pipelines in 


Senate District 3 






























Montana 
Count 


Miles 


Senate District 3 
Count Miles 




House District 5 
Count Miles 




House District 6 
Count Miles 




Crude Oil 


90 


1,970 
































Natural Gas 


360 


3,301 




4 




14 




3 




13 




1 




1 


Refined Product 


47 


805 
































Other 


24 


402 
































Total 521 6,477 4 

Source: Pipeline Intregrity Management Mapping Application, December 2006 




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Wildlife and Recreation 



Species Diversity in Senate District 3 





Montana 
(Count) 


Senate 
District 3 
(Count) 


%of 
Montana 
Species 


Amphibians 


13 


7 


54 


Birds 


328 


264 


80 


Fish 


81 


29 


36 


Mammals 


107 


68 


64 


Reptiles 


17 


10 


59 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Recreation Area (Acres) 



Senate District 3 


Fishing Access Sites 


502 


Fishing Conservation Areas 





State Parks 


11 


Wildlife Conservation Easements 


< 1 


Wildlife Protection Areas 


25 


Wildlife Management Areas 


1,557 



Total 2,093 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 

Block Management Acreage 

There are a total of 7,522,358 acres of Block Management 
land (excluding Plum Creek*) in the State of Montana. 
7,758.00 of those acres or 0% are located in Senate 
District 3. 

*Plum Creek land in FWP's Regions 1 and 2 are not included 
in these statistics. Although they are part of the Block 
Management Program, they are not traditional BMA's and are 
managed differently. 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Big Game Distribution 

Antelope 



Montana is blessed with a wealth of wildlife and habitat diversity. 
These resources provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and 
contribute substantially to the state's economy and quality of life. 

r— Wildlife Highlights 



For more information on animals, plants, 
and habitats in your Senate District, visit 
the Montana Natural Heritage Program 
at http://mtnhp.org . Resources include: 

• Montana Field Guide -an 
encyclopedia of the distribution, 
status, and biology of Montana's 
animals, plants, and biological 
communities 

• Natural Heritage Tracker and 
Map Viewer - interactive maps of 
animals, plants, land cover, and land 
stewardship 

• Land Stewardship Maps- public 
lands, conservation easements, and 
special designations 

• Wetland and riparian mapping 
information 



Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 

Leucosticte tephrocotis 




The Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch nests 
in cliff crevices and talus slopes 
among glaciers and snowfields above 
timberline in western Montana. 
During winter individuals migrate to 
lower elevations across Montana. 



Reports on 
Montana's Species 
of Concern 

Quick responses 
to data requests 
and answers from 
expert scientists on 
Montana's plants, 
animals, and biological 
communities. 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Leucosticte tephrocotis General Observations Range 




Moose 




Distribution within Indian Reservations or National Parks is not 
delineated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 



Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



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Senate District 3 Libraries and Digital Library Resources 



Public 




Bigfork Branch Library 

Annie Leberman, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 472 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-6976 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

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Statewide Databases 







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Columbia Falls Branch Library 

Deena Stacy, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 30 6th St W #C Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406)892-5919 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Flathead County Library System 

Kim Crowley, Library Director 

Flathead County 

247 1st Ave East Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 758-5820 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/library_catalog.html 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, Montana 
Memory Project Participant, Statewide Databases 




Marion Branch Library 

Kathy Franken, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 854-2333 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Whitefish Branch Library 

Joey Kositzky, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

9 Spokane Ave Whitefish, MT 59937 

(406) 862-6657 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 



icademic 




Flathead Valley Community 
College Library 

Michael Ober, Library Director 

Flathead County 

777 Grandview Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 756-3856 

Web Site: http://www.fvcc.edu/academics/student- 

resources/library/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 



School 



Bigfork High School Library 

Matt Porrovecchio, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-7420 

Web Site: http://web.me.com/mporrovec- 

chio/BHS_Library/Library_Home.html 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 

Bigfork K-8 Library 

Scarlett Sherman, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406)837-7412 

Web Site: http://www.bigfork.k12.mt.us 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 

Bissell Public Schools 

Amy Peterson, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

5955 Farm To Market Road Whitefish, MT 

59937 

(406) 862-2828 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Hungry Horse, MT 59919 
(406) 387-5323 

Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School Library 

Diane Volkman, Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406) 892-6543 

Web Site: http://cfsd6.k12.mt.us/canyon/can- 

yonhome.html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cayuse Prairie Elementary School 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

897 Lake Blaine Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4560 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls High School 

Soozi Crosby, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6500 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls Jr High School 

Karyl Gopp, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6530 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cornelius Hedges Elementary School 

Nancy Schauf, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
827 4th Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4809 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/. 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Creston Elementary School 

Judy Hewitt, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

4495 Montana 35 Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-2859 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Deer Park Schools 

Bobbie Vaden, Librarian 

Flathead County 

2105 Middle Road Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-5388 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Edgerton School Library 

Sandy Streit, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1400 Whitefish Stage Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4035 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Elrod Elementary School 

Laurie Latimer, Librarian 
Flathead County 

41 2 3rd Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3683 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Evergreen Public Schools 

Diane Bagby, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

18 W Evergreen Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)751-1118 

Web Site: https://www.edline.net/pages/Ever- 

green_SD50 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Fair-Mont-Egan Public Schools 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

797 Fairmont Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7072 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Flathead High School 

Aarica Phillips, Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

644 4th Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3493 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/fhs/lmc/ 
startLRC.html 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier Gateway Elementary School 

Terry Divoky, School Librarian 

Flatnead County 

PO Box 1259 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-6540 

Web Site: http://www.sd6.k12.mt.us/gg/gghome. 

html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier High School Library 

Lisa Lykins, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

375 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 758-8367 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/ 
index.htm 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Helena Flats Public Schools 

Diane Taylor, School Librarian 

FlatheadCounty 

1000 Helena Flats Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 257-2301 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Kalispell Middle School 

Jana Warnell, Librarian 
Flathead County 

514 East Washington Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3840 

Web Site: http://destiny.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kila Elementary School 

Cynthia Thorsen, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
PO Box 40 Kila, MT 59920 
(406) 257-2428 

Web Site: http://www.digisys.net/kila/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lakeside Elementary School 

Georgia Pris, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 844-2208 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Linderman Jr. High School 

Laurie Latimer, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
1 24 3rd Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3992 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Marion School District 

Joe Fisher, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 854-2333 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 




Montana Academy 

Connie Jones, Library Director 

Flathead County 

Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 858-2339 

Web Site: http://www.montanaacademy.com 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Muldown Elementary School 

Rita Wolfe, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8620 

Web Site: http://www.wfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Peterson Elementary School 

Georgane Sullivan, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1119 2nd Street West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3731 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Pleasant Valley School 

Randy Abcock, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Flathead County 

7975 Pleasant Valley Road Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 858-2343 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ruder Elementary Library 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6570 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Russell Elementary School 

Nancy Pensa, Librarian 
Flathead County 

227 W Nevada Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3915 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Smith Valley School District #89 Library 

Shelly Means, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2901 Highway 2 West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4535 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Somers Public Schools Library 

Lee Lykins, School Library Media Specialist 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 857-3301 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Matthew's School Library 

Myrna Matulevich, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
602 Main St Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 752-6303 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Summit Preparatory School 

Kathy Babcock, Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 605 Danielson Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)758-8100 

Web Site: www.summitprepschool.org 

Montana Shared Catalog, Statewide Databases 

Swan River School Library 

Mari Nelson, School Librarian 
Flatnead County 

1205 Swan Highway Bigfork, MT5991 1 
(406) 837-4528 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Glacier Elementary School Library 

Anna Stene-Bouley, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 309 West Glacier, MT 59936 

(406)888-5312 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Valley Elementary Library 

Renell Wilson, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2290 Farm To Market Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7239 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Whitefish High School Library 

Dan Kohnstamm, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8600 

Web Site: http://wfps.k1 2.mt.us/wfhs/library/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Whitefish Middle School Library 

Dana Carmichael, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8650 

Web Site: http://wfps.k12.mt.us/Central/li- 
brary/Central_Library.htm 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Special 



George C. Ruhle Library 

ShereeWest, Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 28 West Glacier, MT 59936 
(406) 888-7932 

Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/glac/research/ 
library.htm 

Catalog: http://library.nps.gov 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kalispell Regional Medical 
Center Medical Library 

Heidi Sue Adams, Medical Librarian 

Flathead County 

310 Sunnyview Lane Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)752-1739 

Web Site: http://www.nwhc.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

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State of Montana Index 





Montana 


United States 


Rank in US 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


6.2 


79.6 


49 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


358,667 


105,480,101 


44 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.6 


46 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


974,989 


307,006,550 


44 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.1 


9.1 


21 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


72,799 


25,581,948 


40 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


902,195 


281,421,906 


44 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,438 


21,299,656 


43 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.4 


6.9 


39 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


219,828 


74,548,215 


44 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


24.3 


40 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


141,903 


39,570,590 


44 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.6 


12.9 


7 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.7 


40 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


880,107 


244,298,393 


43 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,282 


39,641,060 


50 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,873 


3,151,284 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,810 


14,013,954 


49 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


707 


578,353 


42 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5.2 


17.9 


44 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


145,732 


49,746,248 


44 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


12,508 


4,265,555 


43 


Deaths 2006 


8,472 


2,426,264 


44 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


73 


28,527 


48 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.6 


54.1 


32 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.8 


11.1 


49 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.2 


80.4 


6 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


24.4 


24.4 


22 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,151 


21,587 


47 


Median household income 2008 


43,948 


52,029 


42 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


13 


17 


Personal income 2007 


31,783 


11,634,322 


46 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,225 


38,615 


40 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


8,842,960 


2,771,782,152 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,141 


9,116 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


441,279 


129,925,421 


44 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


28,648 


14,020,948 


45 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


6.9 


12.1 


40 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


69.1 


66.2 


25 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


99,500 


1 1 9,600 


31 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


15.7 


26.4 


43 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


1,686 


582,963 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


253,576 


95,41 0,469 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


498,907 


154,142,000 


44 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


30,862 


14,265,000 


46 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


6.2 


9.3 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


647,427 


180,943,800 


44 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


88,372 


14,185,000 


34 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


93,107 


24,257,000 


45 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


22,293,038 


8,848,240,000 


47 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


34,433 


48,900 


51 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18 


26 


49 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


353,807.0 


1 20,604,265.0 


46 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


83,999 


21,708,021 


43 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,537,986 


449,498,718 


45 


Total number of firms 2002 


1 00,402 


22,974,655 


42 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


4,987,577 


3,916,136,712 


47 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,223,420 


4,634,755,112 


47 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


10,122,625 


3,056,421,997 


45 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,116 


10,615 


17 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


61,388,462 


922,095,840 


2 


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Flathead County Index 





County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


14.6 


6.2 


9 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


29,588 


358,667 


4 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.5 


13 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


89,624 


974,989 


4 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


20.3 


8.1 


2 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


15,153 


72,799 


3 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


74,471 


902,195 


4 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,012 


62,438 


3 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.7 


6.4 


12 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21,172 


219,828 


3 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


23.6 


22.5 


15 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


12,722 


141,903 


3 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.2 


14.6 


45 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.0 


30 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


86,247 


880,107 


4 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


462 


7,282 


5 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,083 


62,873 


12 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


485 


6,810 


5 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


53 


707 


5 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


38 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


11,477 


145,732 


4 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


1,189 


12,508 


4 


Deaths 2006 


744 


8,472 


2 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


5 


73 


4 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


52.4 


53.6 


50 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.1 


1.8 


10 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.4 


87.2 


14 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


22.4 


24.4 


13 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


18,112 


17,151 


6 


Median household income 2008 


44,013 


43,948 


12 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


12 


14 


41 


Personal income 2007 


3,053 


31,783 


4 


Per capita personal income 2007 


35,185 


33,225 


9 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


531,867 


8,842,960 


24 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


6,012 


9,141 


52 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


38,406 


441,279 


4 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


3,633 


28,648 


4 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


10.4 


6.9 


3 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


73.3 


69.1 


29 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 25,600 


99,500 


5 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


12.5 


15.7 


17 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


86 


1,686 


6 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


17,552 


253,576 


5 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


44,516 


498,907 


4 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


4,743 


30,862 


1 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


10.7 


6.2 


3 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


63,320 


647,427 


4 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


14,042 


88,372 


3 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


4,979 


93,107 


6 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


2,104,358 


22,293,038 


4 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


33,234 


34,433 


16 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


19.0 


17.7 


21 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


36,147.0 


353,807.0 


4 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


10,078 


83,999 


2 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


159,629 


1,537,986 


4 


Total number of firms 2002 


11,341 


1 00,402 


3 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


645,595 


4,987,577 


2 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


488,523 


7,223,420 


3 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,025,123 


10,122,625 


4 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


13,232 


11,116 


4 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


251,597 


61,388,462 


52 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Legislative Snapshot 201 1 

Includes information for the State of Montana, 
Senate District 4, and House Districts 7 and 8. 

http://msl.mt.gov/legislative_snapshot/ 




Senate District 4 
Senator Jon Sonju (R) 

PO Box 2954 

Kalispell, MT 59903-2954 





House District 7 

Representative Randy Brodehl (R) 

16 White Bark 

Kalispell, MT 59901-2122 




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Representative Steve Lavin (R) 

PO Box 1 1 241 

Kalispell, MT 59904-4241 




Letter from the Montana State Librarian 




On behalf of the Montana State Library, I would like to welcome 
you to the 2011 legislative session. Our information experts 
have compiled this booklet to be a resource to you as you take 
on the important work of representing the collective needs of 
all Montanans and the special needs of your district during this 
legislative session. 

As for past editions, we reviewed proposed bills and national 

and state trends related to what we believe will be major 

themes in this legislative session. To that end, you will find 

a wide range of information on our state's economy, energy 

production and development, and land and water use. 

Education is always an important issue, and you will find 

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session. 

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Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

Appendices 

i Library Directory 

iv State of Montana Index 

Senate District 4 County Indexes 

v Flathead County 

Maps 

vi Legislative Districts 

viii Senate District 4 



Darlene Staffeldt 
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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



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Government 



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Other Consumer 

Other Business Support Industries 



December 2007 



December 2008 



December 2009 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 

Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 
of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 
regions still have more jobs than other parts 
of the state. The more vibrant economies of 
Western Montana will likely regain their status 
as economic drivers of our state as the economy 
recovers from the recession. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 
years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 
jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 



Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 



Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of 
the population 
will also cause 
significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. 
Census Bureau's 
population 
projections 
indicate that 
the working age 
population in 
Montana (ages 
18-65) will start 
to decrease 
starting in 2014, 

leaving businesses with fewer candidates for 
job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 






Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Flathead County 


4.14 


0.19 


-2.50 


-0.42 


11.34 



Source: Montana Department of Revenue 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



Source: www.recovery.mt.gov, 
November 2010 



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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 

Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 

Montana's population density is about 6.5 persons per square mile. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile \ 

2-4 ~\ 



w-^ 



I 8-20 
I 20 - 54 



Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Flathead County 


44,013 


12.1 


18.1 






2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 


281,421,906 


307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 


902,195 


957,861 


.08 


Flathead County 


74,471 


89,624 


20.35 



1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 

Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 





2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 


% Change 1 


Flathead County 


34,773 


35,097 


35,378 


35,768 


36,174 


36,793 


37,443 


37,899 


38,246 


38,406 


10.45 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates 



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Demographics 



Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 



Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 1 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Flathead County 


9,493 


10,351 


10,012 


9,023 



Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 



Montana Children and Social Services 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 


220,358 


21.0 


51,333 


8,051 


1 7,636 


1 7,465 


46,463 


Flathead County 


20,800 


18.1 


3,755 


564 


1,461 


2,100 


3,923 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ 'facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

15,000 
12,000 

9,000 

6,000 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 



3,000 




I Patients 
I Caregivers 
Doctors 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 Apr 2010 
Cases Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 426 


Flathead County 


192 


340 


201 


396 


223 425 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 20 1 



March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 



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Education 



Schools in Senate District 4 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 4 


House 
District 7 


House 
District 8 


High Schools 


173 


22 


22 


16 


Middle Schools 


213 


82 


82 


70 


Elementaries 


446 


148 


148 


118 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 832 252 252 204 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 2010 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 4 


House District 7 


House District8 1 


Elementary 


5 


5 


2 


Secondary 


1 


1 


2 


Unified 








1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 6 6 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District 4 


House 

District 7 


House 
District 8 


Public 


81 


2 


1 


1 


Branches 


31 


1 


1 





Bookmobiles 


3 











School 


562 


48 


27 


21 


Academic 


28 


2 


1 


1 


Special or Other 


56 


2 


1 


1 



Total 



761 



55 



31 



24 



Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,31 1 ) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 4 


House 
District 7 


House 
District 8 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


212 


212 


182 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


27 


27 


25 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


83 


83 


74 


Low Vision 


2,129 


111 


111 


93 


Physical 


350 


7 


7 


6 


Reading 


482 


11 


11 


9 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 




Montana Shared Catalog 

Senate District 4 

Public and Branch Libraries 

Columbia Falls Branch Library, Columbia Falls 
Flathead County Library System, Kalispell 



Havre-Hill County library director, 

Bonnie Williamson, using the 
Montana Shared Catalog system 
to check out a book to a patron. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 4 


House 
District 7 


House 
District 8 


Participating Libraries 


132 


5 


5 


4 


Patrons 


364,554 


40,270 


40,270 


35,231 


Items 


3,325,517 


205,187 


205,187 


169,956 


Partner Group Libraries 


28 


6 


6 


3 



Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



Source: Montana Talking Book Library 




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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

T5?r£sr 

sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 4 


House 
District 7 


House 
District 8 


Statewide Databases 


762 


31 


31 


24 


OCLC 


250 


5 


5 


5 


Courier Project 


34 











MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


1 


1 


1 


HeritageQuest 


86 


1 


1 


1 


Montana Memory Project 


15 


1 


1 


1 



Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 



Land Ownership 

Senate District 4 ranks number 43 in size and is 14.755 square miles, or about 0% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles). The average 
senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 4 
Area 
(Sq Mi) % 




House District 7 
Area 
(Sq Mi) % 




House District 8 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Private 


95,738 


65 




15 


99 




11 


98 




3 


100 


Local Government 


32 


< 1 


























Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 


470 


< 1 




<1 


1 




<1 


2 










State Trust Land 


8,020 


5 


























Other State Land 


89 


< 1 


























US Bureau of Land Management 


12,451 


8 


























US Fish and Wildlife Service 


1,373 


< 1 


























US Forest Service 


26,317 


18 


























US National Park Service 


1,829 


1 


























Other Federal Land 


318 


< 1 



























Total 146,923 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program, July 2010 



15 



12 



Private Land Agricu 


Itural Use 






















Owner 


Montana 
Acres 


% 


Senate District 4 
Acres 


% 


House District 7 
Acres 


% 


House District 8 
Acres 


% 


Continuous Crop 


25,468 


<1 




380 


13 




380 


13 










Fallow Crop 


13,281,791 


16 


























Farmstead 
































Grazing 


49,048,154 


59 




968 


33 




968 


33 










Irrigated 


5,220,163 


6 




1,297 


44 




1,297 


44 










Timber 


14,168,777 


17 




131 


4 




131 


4 










Wild Hay 


1,097,282 


1 




143 


5 




143 


5 











Total 82,841,635 2,918 2,918 

Source: Montana Department of Administration Information Technology Services Division - Geographic Information Services, October 2010 



Conservation Easements (Acres) 





Montana 


Senate District 4 


House District 7 


House District 8 1 


Bitter Root Land Trust 


2,422 











City Government 


601 











Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy 


151 











County Government 


528 











Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust) 


16,979 











Five Valleys Land Trust 


37,763 











Flathead Land Trust 


8,054 


25 


25 





Gallatin Valley Land Trust 


36,149 











Montana Department of Transportation 


938 











Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 


384,984 











Montana Land Reliance 


831,566 











National Wildlife Federation 


20 











Prickly Pear Land Trust 


3,246 











Rattlesnake Land Trust 


190 











Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 


49,220 











Salish and Kootenai Tribe 


102 











The Bighorn Institute 


1,443 











The Nature Conservancy 


309,443 











The Vital Ground Foundation 


833 











US Bureau of Reclamation 


42 











US Department of Agriculture 


17,652 











US Fish and Wildlife Service 


232,456 











US Forest Service 


20,038 












Total 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



1,955,555 



25 



25 



Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure 

The Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (MSDI) is a digital 
representation of Montana's 
physical and cultural landscape 
that allows the state to be 
mapped. Some of the individual 
components of the MSDI are 
roads, lakes and streams, land 
ownership, administrative 
boundaries, soils, land use, 
structures, aerial photographs, 
watersheds, wetlands, elevation, 
and geology. 

This information is fast 
becoming a critical element for 
policy review at the state and 
local levels in both the public 
and private sectors. For more 
information see: 
http://giscoordination.mt.gov/. 




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Water 



The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains a database of water rights to assist Montana citizens and the Montana Water Court 
in the water rights adjudication process. Visit their site at http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water rts/ . 



Basin Location and Adjudication Status 




Temporary Decree 
Preliminary Decree 
Final Decree 



Dams in Senate District 4 

There are 3,666 dams in the national inventory of dams for Montana. Predominant 
uses are stock/farm ponds (48%) and irrigation (22%). Additional dams not 
included in the inventory can be found by searching for water rights. 

Source: National Inventory of Dams, USGS Geographic Names Information System, 
September 2003 



Type 


Montana 


Senate 
District 4 


House 
District 7 


House 
District 8 


Debris Control 


1 













Fish and Wildlife Pond 


1 













Flood Control 


43 













Hydroelectric 


26 













Irrigation 


822 













Recreation 


54 













Stock/Small Farm Pond 


1,771 













Tailings 


8 













Water Supply 


44 













Other 


68 













Unknown 


828 














Total 



3,666 



Public Water Supplies 

There are 3,266 public water supplies located in the State of 
Montana, 35 of which are located in Senate District 4. These 
figures do not include public water supplies serving Native 
American nations. 

Count 



House District 7 

Public, community 
Public, transient 
House District 8 

Public, community 

Public, non-community, non-transient 

Public, transient 



20 

1 

8 

1 
5 



Source: Department of Environmental Quality, December 2007 




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Environmental Impacts 



Montana Drought Resources 

The Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee is charged with 
monitoring, forecasting, and reporting water supply and moisture 
conditions, enabling Montanans to make timely and informed decisions to 
mitigate drought impacts in a proactive manner. 

For up-to-date information and maps on Montana's current drought 
situation visit http://drouqht.mt.gov/ . 



Montana Digital Atlas 

Additional mapping and data capabili- 
ties are available through the Montana 
State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/ . 
The Montana Digital Atlas provides 
unlimited access to detailed information 
on such issues as climate, environmental 
impacts, land information, water, and 
cultural data. 




Montana Drought Status by County - July 2010 




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Montana Annual Precipitation in Inches (1895 - 2009) 



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Source: NOAA Satellite and Information Service 



Montana Fires 2002 - 2008 

All Fires As Reported by All Agencies 






Year 


Count 


Acreage 


2002 


1,372 


110,309 


2003 


2,326 


736,809 


2004 


1,447 


1 8,445 


2005 


1,316 


103,294 


2006 


2,302 


1,047,118 


2007 


1,875 


778,079 


2008 


1,424 


166,842 



Source: Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



2009 Aerial Detection Survey Data - Insect and Disease Outbreaks in Montana 

As Detected by Forest Health Protection's (FHP) Aerial Insect and Disease Detection Survey - USDA Forest Service. 








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-'" I County Boundary 

Areas Surveyed 
Pest 
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^L Mountain Pine Beetle in High Elevation 
5-Needle Pines 

^» Western Spruce Budworm 

Mountain Pine Beetle in Ponderosa Pine 
^^ Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodge Pole Pine 

Fir Engraver 

**Disclaimer** 

The sources of the digital map layer used to 
compile the base map upon which the insect and 
disease data are presented vary in both source and 
scale, therefore, accuracy is not guaranteed. 

The insect and disease data should be used only 
as an indicator of insect and disease activity, and 
should be ground-truthed for actual location 
and causal agent. Polygons indicate locations of 
tree mortality, defoliation, and/or other damage. 
Intensity of damage is variable, and not all trees 
and areas indicated are dead or damaged. The 
joint cooperators reserve the right to correct, 
modify, update, or replace the data as necessary. 
Using this data for purposes other than those for 
which it was intended may yield inaccurate or 
misleading results. 



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Energy, Mines 



Oil and Gas Wells in Senate District 4 



Abandoned Mines and Remediation Sites 





Montana 


Senate 
District 4 


House 
District 7 


House 
District8 


Coal Bed Methane, Active 


1,117 











Coal Bed Methane, Inactive 


40 











Gas, Active 


7,351 











Gas, Inactive 


2,509 











Gas Storage, Active 


272 











Gas Storage, Inactive 


14 











Injection, Active 


1,109 











Injection, Inactive 


749 











Oil, Active 


7,230 











Oil, Inactive 


4,511 












Abandoned Mines Remediation Sites 



Montana 
Senate District 4 
House District 7 
House District 8 



6,954 






765 

10 
6 
4 



Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, November 
2010 



Total 



24,902 



Montana House Heating Fuel 

Occupied housing units 373,455 



100% 



Source: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, October 2008 

Additional information about oil and gas wells is available through 
the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation's WebMapper which can be 
accessed at http://bogc.dnrc.mt.gov/. 



Utility gas 




215,172 


57.6% 


Bottled, tank, or 


LP gas 


49,291 


1 3.2% 


Electricity 




66,504 


17.8% 


Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 


7,126 


1.9% 


Coal or coke 




841 


0.2% 


Wood 




29,473 


7.9% 


Solar energy 




235 


0.1% 


Other fuel 




4,064 


1.1% 


No fuel used 




749 


0.2% 



Energy Atlas 

Wind Power at 50 Meters - Wind Power Density 



Sou rce: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates 
Solar Insolation Annual Average 



i 



Class W/m2 

1 Poor 0-200 

2 Marginal 200-300 

3 Fair 300-400 

4 Good 400-500 

5 Excellent 500-600 

6 Outstanding 600-800 

7 Superb >800 

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- Interstate 
Transmission Line 
Substation 







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- Interstate 






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Data source: TrueWind/NWSEED 2002; POWERmap, powermap.platts.a 
Platts, A Division ofThe McGraw-Hill Companies 



2: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2002 



Geothermal Potential 

I High ^_ 



Total Energy Potential from Biomass Residue 



r 

i 



Total Potential (mmbtu) 
I 50-775,000 
| 775,001 -2,500,000 

i 2, 500,001 -5,500,000 
5,500,001 -11,200,000 



i_ 



County 

Interstate 

Geothermal well with 
greater than 150 
{m@/m2) 



* 



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Find additional energy related data and maps at http://www.energyatlas.org/ 



Pipelines in 


Senate District 4 






























Montana 
Count 


Miles 


Senate District 4 
Count Miles 




House District 7 
Count Miles 




House District 8 
Count Miles 




Crude Oil 


90 


1,970 
































Natural Gas 


360 


3,301 




2 




4 




1 




4 




1 




1 


Refined Product 


47 


805 
































Other 


24 


402 
































Total 521 6,477 2 

Source: Pipeline Intregrity Management Mapping Application, December 2006 




4 




1 




4 




1 




1 



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Wildlife and Recreation 



Species Diversity in Senate District 4 





Montana 
(Count) 


Senate 
District 4 
(Count) 


%of 
Montana 
Species 


Amphibians 


13 


6 


46 


Birds 


328 


263 


80 


Fish 


81 


21 


26 


Mammals 


107 


67 


63 


Reptiles 


17 


9 


53 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Recreation Area (Acres) 



Senate District 4 


Fishing Access Sites 


111 


Fishing Conservation Areas 





State Parks 





Wildlife Conservation Easements 





Wildlife Protection Areas 


4 


Wildlife Management Areas 






Total 115 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 

Block Management Acreage 

There are a total of 7,522,358 acres of Block Management 
land (excluding Plum Creek*) in the State of Montana. 
0.00 of those acres or 0% are located in Senate District 4. 

*Plum Creek land in FWP's Regions 1 and 2 are not included 
in these statistics. Although they are part of the Block 
Management Program, they are not traditional BMA's and are 
managed differently. 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



Big Game Distribution 

Antelope 



Montana is blessed with a wealth of wildlife and habitat diversity. 
These resources provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and 
contribute substantially to the state's economy and quality of life. 

r— Wildlife Highlights 



For more information on animals, plants, 
and habitats in your Senate District, visit 
the Montana Natural Heritage Program 
at http://mtnhp.org . Resources include: 

• Montana Field Guide -an 
encyclopedia of the distribution, 
status, and biology of Montana's 
animals, plants, and biological 
communities 

• Natural Heritage Tracker and 
Map Viewer - interactive maps of 
animals, plants, land cover, and land 
stewardship 

• Land Stewardship Maps- public 
lands, conservation easements, and 
special designations 

• Wetland and riparian mapping 
information 



Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 

Leucosticte tephrocotis 




The Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch nests 
in cliff crevices and talus slopes 
among glaciers and snowfields above 
timberline in western Montana. 
During winter individuals migrate to 
lower elevations across Montana. 



Reports on 
Montana's Species 
of Concern 

Quick responses 
to data requests 
and answers from 
expert scientists on 
Montana's plants, 
animals, and biological 
communities. 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Leucosticte tephrocotis General Observations Range 




Moose 




Distribution within Indian Reservations or National Parks is not 
delineated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 



Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



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Senate District 4 Libraries and Digital Library Resources 



Public 




Bigfork Branch Library 

Annie Leberman, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 472 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-6976 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

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Statewide Databases 







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Columbia Falls Branch Library 

Deena Stacy, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 30 6th St W #C Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406)892-5919 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Flathead County Library System 

Kim Crowley, Library Director 

Flathead County 

247 1st Ave East Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 758-5820 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/library_catalog.html 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, Montana 
Memory Project Participant, Statewide Databases 




Marion Branch Library 

Kathy Franken, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 854-2333 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Whitefish Branch Library 

Joey Kositzky, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

9 Spokane Ave Whitefish, MT 59937 

(406) 862-6657 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

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icademic 




Flathead Valley Community 
College Library 

Michael Ober, Library Director 

Flathead County 

777 Grandview Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 756-3856 

Web Site: http://www.fvcc.edu/academics/student- 

resources/library/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

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Databases 



School 



Bigfork High School Library 

Matt Porrovecchio, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-7420 

Web Site: http://web.me.com/mporrovec- 

chio/BHS_Library/Library_Home.html 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

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Bigfork K-8 Library 

Scarlett Sherman, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406)837-7412 

Web Site: http://www.bigfork.k12.mt.us 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

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Databases 

Bissell Public Schools 

Amy Peterson, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

5955 Farm To Market Road Whitefish, MT 

59937 

(406) 862-2828 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Hungry Horse, MT 59919 
(406) 387-5323 

Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School Library 

Diane Volkman, Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406) 892-6543 

Web Site: http://cfsd6.k12.mt.us/canyon/can- 

yonhome.html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cayuse Prairie Elementary School 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

897 Lake Blaine Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4560 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls High School 

Soozi Crosby, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6500 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls Jr High School 

Karyl Gopp, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6530 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cornelius Hedges Elementary School 

Nancy Schauf, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
827 4th Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4809 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/. 
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Creston Elementary School 

Judy Hewitt, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

4495 Montana 35 Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-2859 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Deer Park Schools 

Bobbie Vaden, Librarian 

Flathead County 

2105 Middle Road Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-5388 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Edgerton School Library 

Sandy Streit, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1400 Whitefish Stage Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4035 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Elrod Elementary School 

Laurie Latimer, Librarian 
Flathead County 

41 2 3rd Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3683 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Evergreen Public Schools 

Diane Bagby, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

18 W Evergreen Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)751-1118 

Web Site: https://www.edline.net/pages/Ever- 

green_SD50 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Fair-Mont-Egan Public Schools 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

797 Fairmont Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7072 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Flathead High School 

Aarica Phillips, Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

644 4th Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3493 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/fhs/lmc/ 
startLRC.html 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier Gateway Elementary School 

Terry Divoky, School Librarian 

Flatnead County 

PO Box 1259 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-6540 

Web Site: http://www.sd6.k12.mt.us/gg/gghome. 

html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier High School Library 

Lisa Lykins, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

375 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 758-8367 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/ 
index.htm 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Helena Flats Public Schools 

Diane Taylor, School Librarian 

FlatheadCounty 

1000 Helena Flats Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 257-2301 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Kalispell Middle School 

Jana Warnell, Librarian 
Flathead County 

514 East Washington Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3840 

Web Site: http://destiny.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kila Elementary School 

Cynthia Thorsen, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
PO Box 40 Kila, MT 59920 
(406) 257-2428 

Web Site: http://www.digisys.net/kila/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lakeside Elementary School 

Georgia Pris, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 844-2208 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Linderman Jr. High School 

Laurie Latimer, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
1 24 3rd Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3992 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Marion School District 

Joe Fisher, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 854-2333 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 




Montana Academy 

Connie Jones, Library Director 

Flathead County 

Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 858-2339 

Web Site: http://www.montanaacademy.com 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

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bases 

Muldown Elementary School 

Rita Wolfe, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8620 

Web Site: http://www.wfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Peterson Elementary School 

Georgane Sullivan, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1119 2nd Street West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3731 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Pleasant Valley School 

Randy Abcock, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Flathead County 

7975 Pleasant Valley Road Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 858-2343 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ruder Elementary Library 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6570 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Russell Elementary School 

Nancy Pensa, Librarian 
Flathead County 

227 W Nevada Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3915 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Smith Valley School District #89 Library 

Shelly Means, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2901 Highway 2 West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4535 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Somers Public Schools Library 

Lee Lykins, School Library Media Specialist 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 857-3301 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Matthew's School Library 

Myrna Matulevich, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
602 Main St Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 752-6303 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Summit Preparatory School 

Kathy Babcock, Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 605 Danielson Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)758-8100 

Web Site: www.summitprepschool.org 

Montana Shared Catalog, Statewide Databases 

Swan River School Library 

Mari Nelson, School Librarian 
Flatnead County 

1205 Swan Highway Bigfork, MT5991 1 
(406) 837-4528 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Glacier Elementary School Library 

Anna Stene-Bouley, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 309 West Glacier, MT 59936 

(406)888-5312 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Valley Elementary Library 

Renell Wilson, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2290 Farm To Market Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7239 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Whitefish High School Library 

Dan Kohnstamm, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8600 

Web Site: http://wfps.k1 2.mt.us/wfhs/library/ 
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Whitefish Middle School Library 

Dana Carmichael, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8650 

Web Site: http://wfps.k12.mt.us/Central/li- 
brary/Central_Library.htm 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Special 



George C. Ruhle Library 

ShereeWest, Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 28 West Glacier, MT 59936 
(406) 888-7932 

Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/glac/research/ 
library.htm 

Catalog: http://library.nps.gov 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kalispell Regional Medical 
Center Medical Library 

Heidi Sue Adams, Medical Librarian 

Flathead County 

310 Sunnyview Lane Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)752-1739 

Web Site: http://www.nwhc.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

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State of Montana Index 





Montana 


United States 


Rank in US 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


6.2 


79.6 


49 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


358,667 


105,480,101 


44 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.6 


46 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


974,989 


307,006,550 


44 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.1 


9.1 


21 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


72,799 


25,581,948 


40 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


902,195 


281,421,906 


44 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,438 


21,299,656 


43 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.4 


6.9 


39 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


219,828 


74,548,215 


44 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


24.3 


40 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


141,903 


39,570,590 


44 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.6 


12.9 


7 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.7 


40 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


880,107 


244,298,393 


43 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,282 


39,641,060 


50 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,873 


3,151,284 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,810 


14,013,954 


49 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


707 


578,353 


42 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5.2 


17.9 


44 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


145,732 


49,746,248 


44 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


12,508 


4,265,555 


43 


Deaths 2006 


8,472 


2,426,264 


44 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


73 


28,527 


48 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.6 


54.1 


32 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.8 


11.1 


49 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.2 


80.4 


6 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


24.4 


24.4 


22 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,151 


21,587 


47 


Median household income 2008 


43,948 


52,029 


42 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


13 


17 


Personal income 2007 


31,783 


11,634,322 


46 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,225 


38,615 


40 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


8,842,960 


2,771,782,152 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,141 


9,116 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


441,279 


129,925,421 


44 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


28,648 


14,020,948 


45 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


6.9 


12.1 


40 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


69.1 


66.2 


25 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


99,500 


1 1 9,600 


31 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


15.7 


26.4 


43 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


1,686 


582,963 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


253,576 


95,41 0,469 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


498,907 


154,142,000 


44 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


30,862 


14,265,000 


46 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


6.2 


9.3 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


647,427 


180,943,800 


44 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


88,372 


14,185,000 


34 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


93,107 


24,257,000 


45 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


22,293,038 


8,848,240,000 


47 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


34,433 


48,900 


51 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18 


26 


49 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


353,807.0 


1 20,604,265.0 


46 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


83,999 


21,708,021 


43 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,537,986 


449,498,718 


45 


Total number of firms 2002 


1 00,402 


22,974,655 


42 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


4,987,577 


3,916,136,712 


47 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,223,420 


4,634,755,112 


47 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


10,122,625 


3,056,421,997 


45 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,116 


10,615 


17 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


61,388,462 


922,095,840 


2 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Flathead County Index 





County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


14.6 


6.2 


9 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


29,588 


358,667 


4 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.5 


13 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


89,624 


974,989 


4 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


20.3 


8.1 


2 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


15,153 


72,799 


3 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


74,471 


902,195 


4 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,012 


62,438 


3 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.7 


6.4 


12 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21,172 


219,828 


3 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


23.6 


22.5 


15 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


12,722 


141,903 


3 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.2 


14.6 


45 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.0 


30 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


86,247 


880,107 


4 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


462 


7,282 


5 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,083 


62,873 


12 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


485 


6,810 


5 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


53 


707 


5 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


38 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


11,477 


145,732 


4 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


1,189 


12,508 


4 


Deaths 2006 


744 


8,472 


2 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


5 


73 


4 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


52.4 


53.6 


50 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.1 


1.8 


10 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.4 


87.2 


14 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


22.4 


24.4 


13 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


18,112 


17,151 


6 


Median household income 2008 


44,013 


43,948 


12 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


12 


14 


41 


Personal income 2007 


3,053 


31,783 


4 


Per capita personal income 2007 


35,185 


33,225 


9 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


531,867 


8,842,960 


24 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


6,012 


9,141 


52 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


38,406 


441,279 


4 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


3,633 


28,648 


4 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


10.4 


6.9 


3 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


73.3 


69.1 


29 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 25,600 


99,500 


5 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


12.5 


15.7 


17 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


86 


1,686 


6 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


17,552 


253,576 


5 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


44,516 


498,907 


4 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


4,743 


30,862 


1 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


10.7 


6.2 


3 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


63,320 


647,427 


4 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


14,042 


88,372 


3 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


4,979 


93,107 


6 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


2,104,358 


22,293,038 


4 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


33,234 


34,433 


16 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


19.0 


17.7 


21 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


36,147.0 


353,807.0 


4 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


10,078 


83,999 


2 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


159,629 


1,537,986 


4 


Total number of firms 2002 


11,341 


1 00,402 


3 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


645,595 


4,987,577 


2 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


488,523 


7,223,420 


3 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,025,123 


10,122,625 


4 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


13,232 


11,116 


4 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


251,597 


61,388,462 


52 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Legislative Snapshot 201 1 

Includes information for the State of Montana, 
Senate District 5, and House Districts 9 and 10. 

http://msl.mt.gov/legislative_snapshot/ 




Senate District 5 

Senator Verdell Jackson (R) 

555 Wagner Lane 
Kalispell, MT 59901-8079 





House District 9 

Representative Scott Reichner (R) 

78 Redtail Road 
Bigfork, MT 59911-6283 




House District 10 

Representative Mark Blasdel (R) 

PO Box 291 

Somers, MT 59932-0291 




Letter from the Montana State Librarian 




On behalf of the Montana State Library, I would like to welcome 
you to the 2011 legislative session. Our information experts 
have compiled this booklet to be a resource to you as you take 
on the important work of representing the collective needs of 
all Montanans and the special needs of your district during this 
legislative session. 

As for past editions, we reviewed proposed bills and national 

and state trends related to what we believe will be major 

themes in this legislative session. To that end, you will find 

a wide range of information on our state's economy, energy 

production and development, and land and water use. 

Education is always an important issue, and you will find 

relevant information on our state's public schools and test scores, as well as on the libraries 

that help to augment what our schools do. While the drought seems to have subsided, our 

forests are now inundated by both blight and bark beetles, and you will be able to take a 

look at the most current information on maps available through the State Library. Finally, 

wildlife and recreation will always be an important part of Montana life, and we've pulled 

several highlights from our collection that might help to guide your decision-making this 

session. 

The Montana State Library is a small and very unique agency. We employ not only 
librarians, but GIS and natural resource specialists and partner with botanists and zoologists, 
as well as federal and state agencies. We manage an enormous collection of state publica- 
tions, as we simultaneously work to ensure that Montana's blind and physically disabled 
have access to reading materials and information. 

We also work on behalf of all of Montana's libraries to help them provide the latest and 
best information and library services to their patrons - your constituents - whether it's 
downloadable books, public access computers, online resources, or just the latest bestseller. 
Without the Montana State Library leading the charge, Montana libraries would not be 
able to afford these resources and services for their patrons - all of which are being used in 
record numbers during these difficult economic times. In this age of information, most of 
which is only accessed online, the Montana State Library, through libraries across the state, 
provides a vital link that affects Montanans in a multitude of ways. 

We created this book for you to not only to provide vital information to help you make 
difficult decisions in the coming months, but to demonstrate the power of what a diverse 
staff with amazingly diverse skills can do to make information in many different forms 
available to every Montanan. We are very proud of what we do here at the State Library as 
we work to empower Montanans by providing access to information, enhancing learning in 
families and communities, and building 21st Century skills. 

We hope that you use this book throughout the session and stop by to see us - in person 
or virtually. Whether you visit us at our library or online, you will be able to browse our 
collection of government information, get help researching a specific issue, or find a quiet 
place to work or meet with colleagues. We are located one block east of the Capitol, behind 
the Montana Historical Society, at the north end of the Justice building. And of course, our 
services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at http://msl.mt.gov . 

Sincerely, 



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Senate District 5 

House District 9 

House District 10 



Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

Appendices 

i Library Directory 

iv State of Montana Index 

Senate District 5 County Indexes 

v Flathead County 

Maps 

vi Legislative Districts 

viii Senate District 5 



Darlene Staffeldt 
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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



Education and Health Services 



Government 



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Other Consumer 

Other Business Support Industries 



December 2007 



December 2008 



December 2009 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 

Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 
of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 
regions still have more jobs than other parts 
of the state. The more vibrant economies of 
Western Montana will likely regain their status 
as economic drivers of our state as the economy 
recovers from the recession. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 
years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 
jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 



Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 



Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of 
the population 
will also cause 
significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. 
Census Bureau's 
population 
projections 
indicate that 
the working age 
population in 
Montana (ages 
18-65) will start 
to decrease 
starting in 2014, 

leaving businesses with fewer candidates for 
job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 






Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Flathead County 


4.14 


0.19 


-2.50 


-0.42 


11.34 



Source: Montana Department of Revenue 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 

Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 

Montana's population density is about 6.5 persons per square mile. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile \ 

2-4 ~\ 



w-^ 



I 8-20 
I 20 - 54 



Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Flathead County 


44,013 


12.1 


18.1 






2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 


281,421,906 


307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 


902,195 


957,861 


.08 


Flathead County 


74,471 


89,624 


20.35 



1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 

Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 





2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 


% Change 1 


Flathead County 


34,773 


35,097 


35,378 


35,768 


36,174 


36,793 


37,443 


37,899 


38,246 


38,406 


10.45 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates 



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Demographics 



Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 



Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 1 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Flathead County 


9,493 


10,351 


10,012 


9,023 



Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 



Montana Children and Social Services 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 


220,358 


21.0 


51,333 


8,051 


1 7,636 


1 7,465 


46,463 


Flathead County 


20,800 


18.1 


3,755 


564 


1,461 


2,100 


3,923 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ 'facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

15,000 
12,000 

9,000 

6,000 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 



3,000 




I Patients 
I Caregivers 
Doctors 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 Apr 2010 
Cases Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 426 


Flathead County 


192 


340 


201 


396 


223 425 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 20 1 



March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 



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Education 



Schools in Senate District 5 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 5 


House 
District 9 


House 
District 10 


High Schools 


173 


25 


25 


21 


Middle Schools 


213 


84 


84 


80 


Elementaries 


446 


149 


147 


130 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 832 258 256 231 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 2010 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 5 


House District 9 


House DistrictIO 1 


Elementary 


13 


11 


2 


Secondary 


4 


4 


2 


Unified 








1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 17 15 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District5 


House 
District 9 


House 
District 10 


Public 


81 


3 


2 


1 


Branches 


31 


2 


1 


1 


Bookmobiles 


3 











School 


562 


57 


31 


26 


Academic 


28 


3 


2 


1 


Special or Other 


56 


3 


2 


1 



Total 



761 



68 



38 



30 



Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,31 1 ) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 5 


House 
District 9 


House 
District 10 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


260 


258 


188 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


35 


35 


27 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


88 


88 


75 


Low Vision 


2,129 


131 


129 


97 


Physical 


350 


19 


19 


6 


Reading 


482 


22 


22 


10 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 



Montana Shared Catalog 

Senate District 5 

Public and Branch Libraries 




Bigfork Branch Library, Bigfork 

Flathead County Library System, Kalispell 

North Lake County Library District, Poison 



Havre-Hill County library director, 

Bonnie Williamson, using the 

Montana Shared Catalog system 

to check out a book to a patron. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 5 


House 
District 9 


House 
District 10 


Participating Libraries 


132 


8 


8 


7 


Patrons 


364,554 


47,689 


47,689 


38,168 


Items 


3,325,517 


246,835 


246,835 


215,185 


Partner Group Libraries 


28 


9 


9 


6 



Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

T5?r£sr 

sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 5 


House 
District 9 


House 
District 10 


Statewide Databases 


762 


40 


38 


30 


OCLC 


250 


9 


9 


7 


Courier Project 


34 











MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


2 


2 


1 


HeritageQuest 


86 


2 


2 


1 


Montana Memory Project 


15 


1 


1 


1 



Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 



Land Ownership 

Senate District 5 ranks number 32 in size and is 549.635 square miles, or about 0% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles), 
average senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



The 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 5 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


House District 9 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


House District 10 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 1 


'a 


Private 


95,738 


65 




322 


59 




213 


50 




109 


90 


Local Government 


32 


< 1 


























Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 


470 


< 1 




<1 


<1 




<1 


< 1 




<1 


< 1 


State Trust Land 


8,020 


5 




15 


3 




13 


3 




3 


2 


Other State Land 


89 


< 1 




<1 


<1 




<1 


< 1 










US Bureau of Land Management 


12,451 


8 


























US Fish and Wildlife Service 


1,373 


< 1 




3 


<1 




3 


<1 




<1 


< 1 


US Forest Service 


26,317 


18 




206 


37 




197 


46 




8 


7 


US National Park Service 


1,829 


1 


























Other Federal Land 


318 


< 1 



























Total 146,923 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program, July 2010 



550 



429 



121 



Private Land Agricu 


Itural Use 
















Owner 


Montana 
Acres 


% 


Senate District 5 
Acres 


% 


House District 9 
Acres 


% 


House District 10 
Acres 


% 


Continuous Crop 


25,468 


<1 


11,329 


12 


6,935 


12 


4,394 


11 


Fallow Crop 


13,281,791 


16 


731 


<1 








731 


2 


Farmstead 


























Grazing 


49,048,154 


59 


17,679 


18 


1 0,606 


19 


7,073 


17 


Irrigated 


5,220,163 


6 


12,935 


13 


7,895 


14 


5,040 


12 


Timber 


14,168,777 


17 


49,238 


51 


27,790 


49 


21,449 


52 


Wild Hay 


1,097,282 


1 


5,242 


5 


2,939 


5 


2,304 


6 



Total 



82,841,635 



97,155 



56,164 



40,991 



Source: Montana Department of Administration Information Technology Services Division - Geographic Information Services, October 2010 



Conservation Easements (Acres) 





Montana 


Senate District 5 


House District 9 


House District 
10 


Bitter Root Land Trust 


2,422 











City Government 


601 











Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy 


151 











County Government 


528 











Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust) 


16,979 











Five Valleys Land Trust 


37,763 











Flathead Land Trust 


8,054 


2,259 


10 


2,249 


Gallatin Valley Land Trust 


36,149 











Montana Department of Transportation 


938 











Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 


384,984 











Montana Land Reliance 


831,566 


5,276 


3,623 


1,653 


National Wildlife Federation 


20 











Prickly Pear Land Trust 


3,246 











Rattlesnake Land Trust 


190 











Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 


49,220 











Salish and Kootenai Tribe 


102 











The Bighorn Institute 


1,443 











The Nature Conservancy 


309,443 


1,477 


1,438 


39 


The Vital Ground Foundation 


833 











US Bureau of Reclamation 


42 











US Department of Agriculture 


17,652 


85 





85 


US Fish and Wildlife Service 


232,456 











US Forest Service 


20,038 












Total 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



1,955,555 



9,097 



5,070 



4,027 



Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure 

The Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (MSDI) is a digital 
representation of Montana's 
physical and cultural landscape 
that allows the state to be 
mapped. Some of the individual 
components of the MSDI are 
roads, lakes and streams, land 
ownership, administrative 
boundaries, soils, land use, 
structures, aerial photographs, 
watersheds, wetlands, elevation, 
and geology. 

This information is fast 
becoming a critical element for 
policy review at the state and 
local levels in both the public 
and private sectors. For more 
information see: 
http://giscoordination.mt.gov/. 






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Water 



The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains a database of water rights to assist Montana citizens and the Montana Water Court 
in the water rights adjudication process. Visit their site at http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water rts/ . 



Basin Location and Adjudication Status 




Temporary Decree 
Preliminary Decree 
Final Decree 



Dams in Senate District 5 

There are 3,666 dams in the national inventory of dams for Montana. Predominant 
uses are stock/farm ponds (48%) and irrigation (22%). Additional dams not 
included in the inventory can be found by searching for water rights. 

Source: National Inventory of Dams, USGS Geographic Names Information System, 
September 2003 



Type 


Montana 


Senate 
District 5 


House 
District 9 


House 
District 10 


Debris Control 


1 













Fish and Wildlife Pond 


1 













Flood Control 


43 













Hydroelectric 


26 


1 




1 





Irrigation 


822 













Recreation 


54 













Stock/Small Farm Pond 


1,771 













Tailings 


8 













Water Supply 


44 













Other 


68 













Unknown 


828 


1 




1 






Total 



3,666 



Public Water Supplies 

There are 3,266 public water supplies located in the State of 
Montana, 126 of which are located in Senate District 5. These 
figures do not include public water supplies serving Native 
American nations. 

Count 
House District 9 

Public, community 27 

Public, non-community, non-transient 5 

Public, transient 28 

House District 10 

Public, community 46 

Public, non-community, non-transient 4 

Public, transient 16 

Source: Department of Environmental Quality, December 2007 




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Environmental Impacts 



Montana Drought Resources 

The Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee is charged with 
monitoring, forecasting, and reporting water supply and moisture 
conditions, enabling Montanans to make timely and informed decisions to 
mitigate drought impacts in a proactive manner. 

For up-to-date information and maps on Montana's current drought 
situation visit http://drouqht.mt.gov/ . 



Montana Digital Atlas 

Additional mapping and data capabili- 
ties are available through the Montana 
State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/ . 
The Montana Digital Atlas provides 
unlimited access to detailed information 
on such issues as climate, environmental 
impacts, land information, water, and 
cultural data. 




Montana Drought Status by County - July 2010 




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Montana Annual Precipitation in Inches (1895 - 2009) 



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Source: NOAA Satellite and Information Service 



Montana Fires 2002 - 2008 

All Fires As Reported by All Agencies 






Year 


Count 


Acreage 


2002 


1,372 


110,309 


2003 


2,326 


736,809 


2004 


1,447 


1 8,445 


2005 


1,316 


103,294 


2006 


2,302 


1,047,118 


2007 


1,875 


778,079 


2008 


1,424 


166,842 



Source: Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



2009 Aerial Detection Survey Data - Insect and Disease Outbreaks in Montana 

As Detected by Forest Health Protection's (FHP) Aerial Insect and Disease Detection Survey - USDA Forest Service. 








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Douglas Fir Beetle 
^L Subalpine Fir Mortality 

^L Mountain Pine Beetle in High Elevation 
5-Needle Pines 

^» Western Spruce Budworm 

Mountain Pine Beetle in Ponderosa Pine 
^^ Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodge Pole Pine 

Fir Engraver 

**Disclaimer** 

The sources of the digital map layer used to 
compile the base map upon which the insect and 
disease data are presented vary in both source and 
scale, therefore, accuracy is not guaranteed. 

The insect and disease data should be used only 
as an indicator of insect and disease activity, and 
should be ground-truthed for actual location 
and causal agent. Polygons indicate locations of 
tree mortality, defoliation, and/or other damage. 
Intensity of damage is variable, and not all trees 
and areas indicated are dead or damaged. The 
joint cooperators reserve the right to correct, 
modify, update, or replace the data as necessary. 
Using this data for purposes other than those for 
which it was intended may yield inaccurate or 
misleading results. 



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Energy, Mines 



Oil and Gas Wells in Senate District 5 



Abandoned Mines and Remediation Sites 





Montana 


Senate 
District 5 


House 
District 9 


House 
District 10 


Coal Bed Methane, Active 


1,117 











Coal Bed Methane, Inactive 


40 











Gas, Active 


7,351 











Gas, Inactive 


2,509 











Gas Storage, Active 


272 











Gas Storage, Inactive 


14 











Injection, Active 


1,109 











Injection, Inactive 


749 











Oil, Active 


7,230 











Oil, Inactive 


4,511 












Abandoned Mines Remediation Sites 



Montana 
Senate District 5 
House District 9 
House District 10 



6,954 
1 
1 




765 

13 
5 
8 



Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, November 
2010 



Total 



24,902 



Montana House Heating Fuel 

Occupied housing units 373,455 



100% 



Source: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, October 2008 

Additional information about oil and gas wells is available through 
the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation's WebMapper which can be 
accessed at http://bogc.dnrc.mt.gov/. 



Utility gas 




215,172 


57.6% 


Bottled, tank, or 


LP gas 


49,291 


1 3.2% 


Electricity 




66,504 


17.8% 


Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 


7,126 


1.9% 


Coal or coke 




841 


0.2% 


Wood 




29,473 


7.9% 


Solar energy 




235 


0.1% 


Other fuel 




4,064 


1.1% 


No fuel used 




749 


0.2% 



Energy Atlas 

Wind Power at 50 Meters - Wind Power Density 



Sou rce: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates 
Solar Insolation Annual Average 



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Class W/m2 

1 Poor 0-200 

2 Marginal 200-300 

3 Fair 300-400 

4 Good 400-500 

5 Excellent 500-600 

6 Outstanding 600-800 

7 Superb >800 

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Data source: TrueWind/NWSEED 2002; POWERmap, powermap.platts.a 
Platts, A Division ofThe McGraw-Hill Companies 



2: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2002 



Geothermal Potential 

I High ^_ 



Total Energy Potential from Biomass Residue 



r 

i 



Total Potential (mmbtu) 
I 50-775,000 
| 775,001 -2,500,000 

i 2, 500,001 -5,500,000 
5,500,001 -11,200,000 



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County 

Interstate 

Geothermal well with 
greater than 150 
{m@/m2) 



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Find additional energy related data and maps at http://www.energyatlas.org/ 



Pipelines in Senate District 5 





Montana 
Count 


Miles 


Senate District 5 
Count Miles 




House District 9 
Count Miles 




House District 10 
Count Miles 




Crude Oil 


90 


1,970 
































Natural Gas 


360 


3,301 
































Refined Product 


47 


805 
































Other 


24 


402 
































Total 521 6,477 

Source: Pipeline Intregrity Management Mapping Application, December 2006 




























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Wildlife and Recreation 



Species Diversity in Senate District 5 





Montana 
(Count) 


Senate 
District 5 
(Count) 


%of 
Montana 
Species 


Amphibians 


13 


6 


46 


Birds 


328 


268 


82 


Fish 


81 


27 


33 


Mammals 


107 


68 


64 


Reptiles 


17 


10 


59 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Recreation Area (Acres) 



Senate District 5 


Fishing Access Sites 


134 


Fishing Conservation Areas 


316 


State Parks 


356 


Wildlife Conservation Easements 





Wildlife Protection Areas 


218 


Wildlife Management Areas 






Total 708 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 

Block Management Acreage 

There are a total of 7,522,358 acres of Block Management 
land (excluding Plum Creek*) in the State of Montana. 
1, 451. 00 of those acres or 0% are located in Senate 
District 5. 

*Plum Creek land in FWP's Regions 1 and 2 are not included 
in these statistics. Although they are part of the Block 
Management Program, they are not traditional BMA's and are 
managed differently. 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Big Game Distribution 

Antelope 



Montana is blessed with a wealth of wildlife and habitat diversity. 
These resources provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and 
contribute substantially to the state's economy and quality of life. 

r— Wildlife Highlights 



For more information on animals, plants, 
and habitats in your Senate District, visit 
the Montana Natural Heritage Program 
at http://mtnhp.org . Resources include: 

• Montana Field Guide -an 
encyclopedia of the distribution, 
status, and biology of Montana's 
animals, plants, and biological 
communities 

• Natural Heritage Tracker and 
Map Viewer - interactive maps of 
animals, plants, land cover, and land 
stewardship 

• Land Stewardship Maps- public 
lands, conservation easements, and 
special designations 

• Wetland and riparian mapping 
information 



Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 

Leucosticte tephrocotis 




The Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch nests 
in cliff crevices and talus slopes 
among glaciers and snowfields above 
timberline in western Montana. 
During winter individuals migrate to 
lower elevations across Montana. 



Reports on 
Montana's Species 
of Concern 

Quick responses 
to data requests 
and answers from 
expert scientists on 
Montana's plants, 
animals, and biological 
communities. 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Leucosticte tephrocotis General Observations Range 




Moose 




Distribution within Indian Reservations or National Parks is not 
delineated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 



Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



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Senate District 5 Libraries and Digital Library Resources 



Public 




Bigfork Branch Library 

Annie Leberman, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 472 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-6976 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 







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Columbia Falls Branch Library 

Deena Stacy, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 30 6th St W #C Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406)892-5919 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Flathead County Library System 

Kim Crowley, Library Director 

Flathead County 

247 1st Ave East Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 758-5820 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/library_catalog.html 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, Montana 
Memory Project Participant, Statewide Databases 




Marion Branch Library 

Kathy Franken, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 854-2333 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Whitefish Branch Library 

Joey Kositzky, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

9 Spokane Ave Whitefish, MT 59937 

(406) 862-6657 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 



icademic 




Flathead Valley Community 
College Library 

Michael Ober, Library Director 

Flathead County 

777 Grandview Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 756-3856 

Web Site: http://www.fvcc.edu/academics/student- 

resources/library/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 



School 



Bigfork High School Library 

Matt Porrovecchio, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-7420 

Web Site: http://web.me.com/mporrovec- 

chio/BHS_Library/Library_Home.html 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 

Bigfork K-8 Library 

Scarlett Sherman, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406)837-7412 

Web Site: http://www.bigfork.k12.mt.us 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 

Bissell Public Schools 

Amy Peterson, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

5955 Farm To Market Road Whitefish, MT 

59937 

(406) 862-2828 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Hungry Horse, MT 59919 
(406) 387-5323 

Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School Library 

Diane Volkman, Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406) 892-6543 

Web Site: http://cfsd6.k12.mt.us/canyon/can- 

yonhome.html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cayuse Prairie Elementary School 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

897 Lake Blaine Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4560 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls High School 

Soozi Crosby, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6500 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls Jr High School 

Karyl Gopp, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6530 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cornelius Hedges Elementary School 

Nancy Schauf, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
827 4th Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4809 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/. 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Creston Elementary School 

Judy Hewitt, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

4495 Montana 35 Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-2859 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Deer Park Schools 

Bobbie Vaden, Librarian 

Flathead County 

2105 Middle Road Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-5388 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Edgerton School Library 

Sandy Streit, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1400 Whitefish Stage Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4035 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Elrod Elementary School 

Laurie Latimer, Librarian 
Flathead County 

41 2 3rd Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3683 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Evergreen Public Schools 

Diane Bagby, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

18 W Evergreen Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)751-1118 

Web Site: https://www.edline.net/pages/Ever- 

green_SD50 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Fair-Mont-Egan Public Schools 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

797 Fairmont Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7072 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Flathead High School 

Aarica Phillips, Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

644 4th Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3493 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/fhs/lmc/ 
startLRC.html 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier Gateway Elementary School 

Terry Divoky, School Librarian 

Flatnead County 

PO Box 1259 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-6540 

Web Site: http://www.sd6.k12.mt.us/gg/gghome. 

html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier High School Library 

Lisa Lykins, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

375 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 758-8367 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/ 
index.htm 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Helena Flats Public Schools 

Diane Taylor, School Librarian 

FlatheadCounty 

1000 Helena Flats Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 257-2301 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Kalispell Middle School 

Jana Warnell, Librarian 
Flathead County 

514 East Washington Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3840 

Web Site: http://destiny.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kila Elementary School 

Cynthia Thorsen, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
PO Box 40 Kila, MT 59920 
(406) 257-2428 

Web Site: http://www.digisys.net/kila/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lakeside Elementary School 

Georgia Pris, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 844-2208 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Linderman Jr. High School 

Laurie Latimer, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
1 24 3rd Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3992 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Marion School District 

Joe Fisher, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 854-2333 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 




Montana Academy 

Connie Jones, Library Director 

Flathead County 

Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 858-2339 

Web Site: http://www.montanaacademy.com 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Muldown Elementary School 

Rita Wolfe, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8620 

Web Site: http://www.wfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Peterson Elementary School 

Georgane Sullivan, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1119 2nd Street West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3731 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Pleasant Valley School 

Randy Abcock, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Flathead County 

7975 Pleasant Valley Road Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 858-2343 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ruder Elementary Library 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6570 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Russell Elementary School 

Nancy Pensa, Librarian 
Flathead County 

227 W Nevada Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3915 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Smith Valley School District #89 Library 

Shelly Means, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2901 Highway 2 West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4535 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Somers Public Schools Library 

Lee Lykins, School Library Media Specialist 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 857-3301 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Matthew's School Library 

Myrna Matulevich, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
602 Main St Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 752-6303 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Summit Preparatory School 

Kathy Babcock, Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 605 Danielson Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)758-8100 

Web Site: www.summitprepschool.org 

Montana Shared Catalog, Statewide Databases 

Swan River School Library 

Mari Nelson, School Librarian 
Flatnead County 

1205 Swan Highway Bigfork, MT5991 1 
(406) 837-4528 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Glacier Elementary School Library 

Anna Stene-Bouley, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 309 West Glacier, MT 59936 

(406)888-5312 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Valley Elementary Library 

Renell Wilson, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2290 Farm To Market Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7239 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Whitefish High School Library 

Dan Kohnstamm, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8600 

Web Site: http://wfps.k1 2.mt.us/wfhs/library/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Whitefish Middle School Library 

Dana Carmichael, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8650 

Web Site: http://wfps.k12.mt.us/Central/li- 
brary/Central_Library.htm 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Special 



George C. Ruhle Library 

ShereeWest, Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 28 West Glacier, MT 59936 
(406) 888-7932 

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State of Montana Index 





Montana 


United States 


Rank in US 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


6.2 


79.6 


49 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


358,667 


105,480,101 


44 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.6 


46 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


974,989 


307,006,550 


44 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.1 


9.1 


21 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


72,799 


25,581,948 


40 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


902,195 


281,421,906 


44 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,438 


21,299,656 


43 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.4 


6.9 


39 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


219,828 


74,548,215 


44 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


24.3 


40 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


141,903 


39,570,590 


44 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.6 


12.9 


7 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.7 


40 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


880,107 


244,298,393 


43 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,282 


39,641,060 


50 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,873 


3,151,284 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,810 


14,013,954 


49 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


707 


578,353 


42 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5.2 


17.9 


44 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


145,732 


49,746,248 


44 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


12,508 


4,265,555 


43 


Deaths 2006 


8,472 


2,426,264 


44 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


73 


28,527 


48 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.6 


54.1 


32 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.8 


11.1 


49 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.2 


80.4 


6 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


24.4 


24.4 


22 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,151 


21,587 


47 


Median household income 2008 


43,948 


52,029 


42 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


13 


17 


Personal income 2007 


31,783 


11,634,322 


46 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,225 


38,615 


40 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


8,842,960 


2,771,782,152 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,141 


9,116 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


441,279 


129,925,421 


44 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


28,648 


14,020,948 


45 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


6.9 


12.1 


40 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


69.1 


66.2 


25 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


99,500 


1 1 9,600 


31 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


15.7 


26.4 


43 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


1,686 


582,963 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


253,576 


95,41 0,469 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


498,907 


154,142,000 


44 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


30,862 


14,265,000 


46 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


6.2 


9.3 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


647,427 


180,943,800 


44 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


88,372 


14,185,000 


34 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


93,107 


24,257,000 


45 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


22,293,038 


8,848,240,000 


47 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


34,433 


48,900 


51 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18 


26 


49 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


353,807.0 


1 20,604,265.0 


46 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


83,999 


21,708,021 


43 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,537,986 


449,498,718 


45 


Total number of firms 2002 


1 00,402 


22,974,655 


42 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


4,987,577 


3,916,136,712 


47 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,223,420 


4,634,755,112 


47 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


10,122,625 


3,056,421,997 


45 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,116 


10,615 


17 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


61,388,462 


922,095,840 


2 


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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


14.6 


6.2 


9 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


29,588 


358,667 


4 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.5 


13 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


89,624 


974,989 


4 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


20.3 


8.1 


2 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


15,153 


72,799 


3 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


74,471 


902,195 


4 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,012 


62,438 


3 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.7 


6.4 


12 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21,172 


219,828 


3 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


23.6 


22.5 


15 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


12,722 


141,903 


3 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.2 


14.6 


45 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.0 


30 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


86,247 


880,107 


4 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


462 


7,282 


5 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,083 


62,873 


12 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


485 


6,810 


5 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


53 


707 


5 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


38 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


11,477 


145,732 


4 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


1,189 


12,508 


4 


Deaths 2006 


744 


8,472 


2 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


5 


73 


4 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


52.4 


53.6 


50 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.1 


1.8 


10 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.4 


87.2 


14 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


22.4 


24.4 


13 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


18,112 


17,151 


6 


Median household income 2008 


44,013 


43,948 


12 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


12 


14 


41 


Personal income 2007 


3,053 


31,783 


4 


Per capita personal income 2007 


35,185 


33,225 


9 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


531,867 


8,842,960 


24 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


6,012 


9,141 


52 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


38,406 


441,279 


4 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


3,633 


28,648 


4 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


10.4 


6.9 


3 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


73.3 


69.1 


29 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 25,600 


99,500 


5 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


12.5 


15.7 


17 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


86 


1,686 


6 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


17,552 


253,576 


5 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


44,516 


498,907 


4 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


4,743 


30,862 


1 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


10.7 


6.2 


3 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


63,320 


647,427 


4 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


14,042 


88,372 


3 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


4,979 


93,107 


6 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


2,104,358 


22,293,038 


4 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


33,234 


34,433 


16 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


19.0 


17.7 


21 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


36,147.0 


353,807.0 


4 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


10,078 


83,999 


2 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


159,629 


1,537,986 


4 


Total number of firms 2002 


11,341 


1 00,402 


3 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


645,595 


4,987,577 


2 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


488,523 


7,223,420 


3 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,025,123 


10,122,625 


4 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


13,232 


11,116 


4 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


251,597 


61,388,462 


52 


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Legislative Snapshot 201 1 

Includes information for the State of Montana, 
Senate District 6, and House Districts 1 1 and 1 2. 

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Senate District 6 

Senator Carmine Mowbray (R) 

PO Box 1 202 

Poison, MT 59860-1202 





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Representative Janna Taylor (R) 

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Dayton, MT 59914-0233 




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Representative Daniel Salomon (R) 

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Letter from the Montana State Librarian 




On behalf of the Montana State Library, I would like to welcome 
you to the 2011 legislative session. Our information experts 
have compiled this booklet to be a resource to you as you take 
on the important work of representing the collective needs of 
all Montanans and the special needs of your district during this 
legislative session. 

As for past editions, we reviewed proposed bills and national 

and state trends related to what we believe will be major 

themes in this legislative session. To that end, you will find 

a wide range of information on our state's economy, energy 

production and development, and land and water use. 

Education is always an important issue, and you will find 

relevant information on our state's public schools and test scores, as well as on the libraries 

that help to augment what our schools do. While the drought seems to have subsided, our 

forests are now inundated by both blight and bark beetles, and you will be able to take a 

look at the most current information on maps available through the State Library. Finally, 

wildlife and recreation will always be an important part of Montana life, and we've pulled 

several highlights from our collection that might help to guide your decision-making this 

session. 

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which is only accessed online, the Montana State Library, through libraries across the state, 
provides a vital link that affects Montanans in a multitude of ways. 

We created this book for you to not only to provide vital information to help you make 
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Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

Appendices 

i Library Directory 

v State of Montana Index 

Senate District 6 County Indexes 

vi Flathead County 

vii Lake County 

Maps 

viii Legislative Districts 

x Senate District 6 



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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



Education and Health Services 



Government 



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Other Consumer 

Other Business Support Industries 



December 2007 



December 2008 



December 2009 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 



jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 
years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 



Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of the 
population will also 
cause significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. Census 
Bureau's population 
projections indicate 
that the working 
age population in 
Montana (ages 18-65) 
will start to decrease 
starting in 2014, 
leaving businesses 
with fewer candidates 

for job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 





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Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 



Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 

of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 

regions still have more jobs than other parts 

of the state. The more vibrant economies of 

Western Montana will likely regain their status 

as economic drivers of our state as the economy Source: Montana Department of Revenue 

recovers from the recession. 





Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Flathead County 


4.14 


0.19 


-2.50 


-0.42 


11.34 


Lake County 


4.70 


2.66 


-3.72 


-19.30 


4.26 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



Source: www.recovery.mt.gov, 
November 2010 



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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Flathead County 


44,013 


12.1 


18.1 


Lake County 


38,505 


21.3 


31.1 




1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 



Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 



Montana's population 


density 


is about 6.5 persons 


per 


square mile. 










2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 






281,421,906 




307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 






902,195 




957,861 


.08 


Flathead County 






74,471 




89,624 


20.35 


Lake County 






26,507 




28,605 


7.91 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile 


\ 


0-2 


V 


2-4 


^ 


1 4-8 


\ 


H 8-20 




■ 20 - 54 





v- 



| Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 



2000 2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 


% Change 1 


Flathead County 34,773 35,097 


35,378 


35,768 


36,174 


36,793 


37,443 


37,899 


38,246 


38,406 


10.45 


Lake County 13,605 13,698 


13,764 


13,840 


1 3,875 


1 3,978 


14,074 


14,170 


14,236 


14,265 


4.85 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates 



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Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 



Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 1 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Flathead County 


9,493 


10,351 


10,012 


9,023 


Lake County 


3,417 


3,560 


3,146 


2,603 



Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 



Montana Children and Social Services 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 


220,358 


21.0 


51,333 


8,051 


17,636 


1 7,465 


46,463 


Flathead County 


20,800 


18.1 


3,755 


564 


1,461 


2,100 


3,923 


Lake County 


7,020 


31.1 


2,233 


324 


533 


637 


2,263 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ 'facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

15,000 
12,000 

9,000 

6,000 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 



3,000 




I Patients 
I Caregivers 
Doctors 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 
Cases 


Apr 2010 
Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 


426 


Flathead County 


192 


340 


201 


396 


223 


425 


Lake County 


119 


344 


110 


388 


104 


429 



March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 20 1 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 



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Education 



Schools in Senate District 6 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 6 


House 
District 1 1 


House 
District 12 


High Schools 


173 


38 


28 


14 


Middle Schools 


213 


102 


89 


17 


Elementaries 


446 


172 


156 


32 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 832 312 273 63 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 201 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 6 


House District 1 1 


House Districts 1 


Elementary 


15 


13 


2 


Secondary 


8 


7 


2 


Unified 


2 


1 


1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 25 21 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District 6 


House 

District 1 1 


House 
District 12 


Public 


81 


6 


3 


3 


Branches 


31 


2 


2 





Bookmobiles 


3 











School 


562 


51 


37 


14 


Academic 


28 


3 


2 


1 


Special or Other 


56 


3 


2 


1 



Total 



761 



65 



46 



19 



Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,31 1 ) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 6 


House 
District 1 1 


House 
District 12 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


320 


274 


118 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


40 


36 


12 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


100 


93 


20 


Low Vision 


2,129 


150 


136 


48 


Physical 


350 


32 


20 


25 


Reading 


482 


38 


25 


25 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 



Montana Shared Catalog 

Senate District 6 

Public and Branch Libraries 

Bigfork Branch Library, Bigfork 

Flathead County Library System, Kalispell 

Marion Branch Library, Marion 

North Lake County Library District, Poison 

St Ignatius School-Community Library, Saint Ignatius 




Havre-Hill County library director, 

Bonnie Williamson, using the 
Montana Shared Catalog system 
to check out a book to a patron. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 6 


House 
District 1 1 


House 
District 12 


Participating Libraries 


132 


11 


10 


2 


Patrons 


364,554 


48,937 


48,075 


1 0,383 


Items 


3,325,517 


298,354 


268,649 


61,355 


Partner Group Libraries 


28 


12 


12 


3 



Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



Source: Montana Talking Book Library 




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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

T5?r£sr 

sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 6 


House 
District 1 1 


House 
District 12 


Statewide Databases 


762 


57 


46 


19 


OCLC 


250 


19 


11 


10 


Courier Project 


34 











MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


2 


2 


1 


HeritageQuest 


86 


5 


3 


3 


Montana Memory Project 


15 


1 


1 






Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 



Land Ownership 

Senate District 6 ranks number 26 in size and is 1,277.096 square miles, or about 1% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles). The 
average senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 6 
Area 

(Sq Mi) ' 


% 


House District 1 1 
Area 

(Sq Mi) ' 


% 


House District 12 
Area 
(Sq Mi) % 


Private 


95,738 


65 


1,133 


89 




811 


86 




322 


97 


Local Government 


32 


< 1 
























Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 


470 


< 1 


11 


<1 




4 


<1 




7 


2 


State Trust Land 


8,020 


5 


31 


2 




30 


3 




1 


< 1 


Other State Land 


89 


< 1 


<1 


<1 




<1 


< 1 










US Bureau of Land Management 


12,451 


8 
























US Fish and Wildlife Service 


1,373 


< 1 


6 


<1 




2 


<1 




4 


1 


US Forest Service 


26,317 


18 


96 


7 




96 


10 










US National Park Service 


1,829 


1 
























Other Federal Land 


318 


< 1 

























Total 146,923 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program, July 2010 



1,277 



943 



334 



Private Land Agricu 


Itural Use 
















Owner 


Montana 
Acres 


% 


Senate District 6 
Acres 


% 


House District 1 1 
Acres 


% 


House District 12 
Acres 


% 


Continuous Crop 


25,468 


<1 


3,614 


< 1 


713 


< 1 


2,901 


2 


Fallow Crop 


13,281,791 


16 


3,753 


< 1 


3,583 


<1 


170 


< 1 


Farmstead 


























Grazing 


49,048,154 


59 


201,130 


31 


138,312 


29 


62,818 


36 


Irrigated 


5,220,163 


6 


1 74,450 


27 


75,168 


16 


99,282 


57 


Timber 


14,168,777 


17 


251,152 


39 


246,086 


52 


5,067 


3 


Wild Hay 


1,097,282 


1 


1 2,947 


2 


10,416 


2 


2,530 


1 



Total 



82,841,635 



647,046 



474,277 



1 72,768 



Source: Montana Department of Administration Information Technology Services Division - Geographic Information Services, October 2010 



Conservation Easements (Acres) 





Montana 


Senate District 6 


House District 
11 


House District 
12 


Bitter Root Land Trust 


2,422 











City Government 


601 











Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy 


151 











County Government 


528 











Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust) 


16,979 











Five Valleys Land Trust 


37,763 


40 





40 


Flathead Land Trust 


8,054 


310 


310 





Gallatin Valley Land Trust 


36,149 











Montana Department of Transportation 


938 











Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 


384,984 


10,042 


10,042 





Montana Land Reliance 


831,566 


5,929 


3,061 


2,868 


National Wildlife Federation 


20 











Prickly Pear Land Trust 


3,246 











Rattlesnake Land Trust 


190 











Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 


49,220 











Salish and Kootenai Tribe 


102 











The Bighorn Institute 


1,443 











The Nature Conservancy 


309,443 











The Vital Ground Foundation 


833 











US Bureau of Reclamation 


42 











US Department of Agriculture 


17,652 


791 


401 


390 


US Fish and Wildlife Service 


232,456 


7,882 





7,882 


US Forest Service 


20,038 












Total 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



1,955,555 



24,994 



13,814 



11,181 



Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure 

The Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (MSDI) is a digital 
representation of Montana's 
physical and cultural landscape 
that allows the state to be 
mapped. Some of the individual 
components of the MSDI are 
roads, lakes and streams, land 
ownership, administrative 
boundaries, soils, land use, 
structures, aerial photographs, 
watersheds, wetlands, elevation, 
and geology. 

This information is fast 
becoming a critical element for 
policy review at the state and 
local levels in both the public 
and private sectors. For more 
information see: 
http://giscoordination.mt.gov/. 






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Water 



The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains a database of water rights to assist Montana citizens and the Montana Water Court 
in the water rights adjudication process. Visit their site at http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water rts/ . 



Basin Location and Adjudication Status 




Temporary Decree 
Preliminary Decree 
Final Decree 



Dams in Senate District 6 

There are 3,666 dams in the national inventory of dams for Montana. Predominant 
uses are stock/farm ponds (48%) and irrigation (22%). Additional dams not 
included in the inventory can be found by searching for water rights. 

Source: National Inventory of Dams, USGS Geographic Names Information System, 
September 2003 



Type 


Montana 


Senate 
District 6 


House 
District 1 1 


House 
District 12 


Debris Control 


1 













Fish and Wildlife Pond 


1 













Flood Control 


43 













Hydroelectric 


26 


1 




1 





Irrigation 


822 


15 




5 


10 


Recreation 


54 













Stock/Small Farm Pond 


1,771 


1 




1 





Tailings 


8 













Water Supply 


44 













Other 


68 


1 




1 





Unknown 


828 


1 







1 



Total 



3,666 



19 



11 



Public Water Supplies 

There are 3,266 public water supplies located in the State of 
Montana, 97 of which are located in Senate District 6. These 
figures do not include public water supplies serving Native 
American nations. 

Count 
House District 1 1 

Public, community 16 

Public, non-community, non-transient 3 

Public, transient 41 

House District 12 

Public, community 18 

Public, non-community, non-transient 5 

Public, transient 14 

Source: Department of Environmental Quality, December 2007 




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Environmental Impacts 



Montana Drought Resources 

The Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee is charged with 
monitoring, forecasting, and reporting water supply and moisture 
conditions, enabling Montanans to make timely and informed decisions to 
mitigate drought impacts in a proactive manner. 

For up-to-date information and maps on Montana's current drought 
situation visit http://drouqht.mt.gov/ . 



Montana Digital Atlas 

Additional mapping and data capabili- 
ties are available through the Montana 
State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/ . 
The Montana Digital Atlas provides 
unlimited access to detailed information 
on such issues as climate, environmental 
impacts, land information, water, and 
cultural data. 




Montana Drought Status by County - July 2010 




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Montana Annual Precipitation in Inches (1895 - 2009) 



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Montana Fires 2002 - 2008 

All Fires As Reported by All Agencies 






Year 


Count 


Acreage 


2002 


1,372 


110,309 


2003 


2,326 


736,809 


2004 


1,447 


1 8,445 


2005 


1,316 


103,294 


2006 


2,302 


1,047,118 


2007 


1,875 


778,079 


2008 


1,424 


166,842 



Source: Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



2009 Aerial Detection Survey Data - Insect and Disease Outbreaks in Montana 

As Detected by Forest Health Protection's (FHP) Aerial Insect and Disease Detection Survey - USDA Forest Service. 








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5-Needle Pines 

^» Western Spruce Budworm 

Mountain Pine Beetle in Ponderosa Pine 
^^ Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodge Pole Pine 

Fir Engraver 

**Disclaimer** 

The sources of the digital map layer used to 
compile the base map upon which the insect and 
disease data are presented vary in both source and 
scale, therefore, accuracy is not guaranteed. 

The insect and disease data should be used only 
as an indicator of insect and disease activity, and 
should be ground-truthed for actual location 
and causal agent. Polygons indicate locations of 
tree mortality, defoliation, and/or other damage. 
Intensity of damage is variable, and not all trees 
and areas indicated are dead or damaged. The 
joint cooperators reserve the right to correct, 
modify, update, or replace the data as necessary. 
Using this data for purposes other than those for 
which it was intended may yield inaccurate or 
misleading results. 



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Energy, Mines 



Oil and Gas Wells in Senate District 6 



Abandoned Mines and Remediation Sites 





Montana 


Senate 
District 6 


House 
District 


11 


House 
District 12 


Coal Bed Methane, Active 


1,117 













Coal Bed Methane, Inactive 


40 













Gas, Active 


7,351 













Gas, Inactive 


2,509 













Gas Storage, Active 


272 













Gas Storage, Inactive 


14 













Injection, Active 


1,109 













Injection, Inactive 


749 













Oil, Active 


7,230 













Oil, Inactive 


4,511 














Abandoned Mines Remediation Sites 



Montana 
Senate District 6 
House District 1 1 
House District 12 



6,954 
8 
8 




765 
8 

4 
4 



Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, November 
2010 



Total 



24,902 



Montana House Heating Fuel 

Occupied housing units 373,455 



100% 



Source: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, October 2008 

Additional information about oil and gas wells is available through 
the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation's WebMapper which can be 
accessed at http://bogc.dnrc.mt.gov/. 



Utility gas 




215,172 


57.6% 


Bottled, tank, or 


LP gas 


49,291 


1 3.2% 


Electricity 




66,504 


17.8% 


Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 


7,126 


1.9% 


Coal or coke 




841 


0.2% 


Wood 




29,473 


7.9% 


Solar energy 




235 


0.1% 


Other fuel 




4,064 


1.1% 


No fuel used 




749 


0.2% 



Energy Atlas 

Wind Power at 50 Meters - Wind Power Density 



Sou rce: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates 
Solar Insolation Annual Average 



i 



Class W/m2 

1 Poor 0-200 

2 Marginal 200-300 

3 Fair 300-400 

4 Good 400-500 

5 Excellent 500-600 

6 Outstanding 600-800 

7 Superb >800 

- County 

- Interstate 
Transmission Line 
Substation 







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: 



- County 

- Interstate 






££H - - 



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■ 




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Data source: TrueWind/NWSEED 2002; POWERmap, powermap.platts.a 
Platts, A Division ofThe McGraw-Hill Companies 



2: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2002 



Geothermal Potential 

I High ^_ 



Total Energy Potential from Biomass Residue 



r 

i 



Total Potential (mmbUi) 

I 50-775,000 

| 775,001 -2,500,000 

i 2, 500,001 -5,500,000 
5,500,001 -11,200,000 



i — 



* 



■': 



Geothermal well with 
greater than 150 
frn@/m2) 




Find additional energy related data and maps at http://www.energyatlas.org/ 



Pipelines in Senate District 6 





Montana 
Count 


Miles 


Senate District 6 
Count Miles 




House District 1 1 
Count Miles 




House District 12 
Count Miles 




Crude Oil 


90 


1,970 
































Natural Gas 


360 


3,301 
































Refined Product 


47 


805 
































Other 


24 


402 
































Total 521 6,477 

Source: Pipeline Intregrity Management Mapping Application, December 2006 




























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Wildlife and Recreation 



Species Diversity in Senate District 6 





Montana 
(Count) 


Senate 
District 6 
(Count) 


%of 
Montana 
Species 


Amphibians 


13 


8 


62 


Birds 


328 


269 


82 


Fish 


81 


28 


35 


Mammals 


107 


70 


65 


Reptiles 


17 


10 


59 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Recreation Area (Acres) 



Senate District 6 


Fishing Access Sites 


258 


Fishing Conservation Areas 





State Parks 


2,595 


Wildlife Conservation Easements 


1 0,050 


Wildlife Protection Areas 


106 


Wildlife Management Areas 


4,404 



Total 17,413 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 

Block Management Acreage 

There are a total of 7,522,358 acres of Block Management 
land (excluding Plum Creek*) in the State of Montana. 
2,41 9.00 of those acres or 0% are located in Senate 
District 6. 

*Plum Creek land in FWP's Regions 1 and 2 are not included 
in these statistics. Although they are part of the Block 
Management Program, they are not traditional BMA's and are 
managed differently. 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Big Game Distribution 

Antelope 



Montana is blessed with a wealth of wildlife and habitat diversity. 
These resources provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and 
contribute substantially to the state's economy and quality of life. 

r— Wildlife Highlights 



For more information on animals, plants, 
and habitats in your Senate District, visit 
the Montana Natural Heritage Program 
at http://mtnhp.org . Resources include: 

• Montana Field Guide -an 
encyclopedia of the distribution, 
status, and biology of Montana's 
animals, plants, and biological 
communities 

• Natural Heritage Tracker and 
Map Viewer - interactive maps of 
animals, plants, land cover, and land 
stewardship 

• Land Stewardship Maps- public 
lands, conservation easements, and 
special designations 

• Wetland and riparian mapping 
information 



Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 

Leucosticte tephrocotis 




The Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch nests 
in cliff crevices and talus slopes 
among glaciers and snowfields above 
timberline in western Montana. 
During winter individuals migrate to 
lower elevations across Montana. 



Reports on 
Montana's Species 
of Concern 

Quick responses 
to data requests 
and answers from 
expert scientists on 
Montana's plants, 
animals, and biological 
communities. 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Leucosticte tephrocotis General Observations Range 




Moose 




Distribution within Indian Reservations or National Parks is not 
delineated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 



Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



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Senate District 6 Libraries and Digital Library Resources 



Public 




Bigfork Branch Library 

Annie Leberman, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 472 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-6976 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

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Statewide Databases 







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Columbia Falls Branch Library 

Deena Stacy, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 30 6th St W #C Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406)892-5919 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Flathead County Library System 

Kim Crowley, Library Director 

Flathead County 

247 1st Ave East Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 758-5820 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/library_catalog.html 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, Montana 
Memory Project Participant, Statewide Databases 




Marion Branch Library 

Kathy Franken, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 854-2333 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




North Lake County Library District 

Marilyn Trosper, Library Director 

Lake County 

PO Box 820 Poison, MT 59860 

(406) 883-8225 

Web Site: http://montanalibraries.org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, Statewide 
Databases 

Ronan City Library 

Michelle Fenger, Library Director 

Lake County 

203 Main Street SW Ronan, MT 59864 

(406) 676-3682 

Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/ronan- 

citylibrary2/ 

OCLC, HeritageQuest, Statewide Databases 

St Ignatius School-Community Library 

Daniel Thompson, Community Librarian 

Lake County 

PO Box 1 540 Saint Ignatius, MT 59865 

(406) 745-381 1 

Web Site: http://stignatiusschools.org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, HeritageQuest, 

Statewide Databases 




Whitefish Branch Library 

Joey Kositzky, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

9 Spokane Ave Whitefish, MT 59937 

(406) 862-6657 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 



Academic 



D'Arcy McNickle Library 

Fred Noel, Library Director 

Lake County 

PO Box 70 Pablo, MT 59855 

(406) 275-4875 

Web Site: http://skclibrary.skc.edu 

Catalog: http://skc.lib.umt.edu/cgi-bin/Pwe- 

brecon.cgi 

University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, State- 
wide Databases 




Flathead Valley Community 
College Library 

Michael Ober, Library Director 

Flathead County 

777 Grandview Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 756-3856 

Web Site: http://www.fvcc.edu/academics/student- 

resources/library/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 



Other 



Jocko Valley Public Library 

Jo Crawford, Library Director 

Lake County 

PO Box 1 58 Arlee, MT 59821 

(406) 726-3572 

Web Site: http://www.blackfoot.net/~arl3572/ 

Lib_lnfo.html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Swan Lake Public Library 

Terry McLeod, Librarian 

Lake County 

70900 Hwy 83 Swan Lake, MT 5991 1 

(406) 886-2086 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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School 



Arlee Elementary School Library 

Susan Black, School Librarian 
Lake County 
Arlee, MT 59821 
(406)726-3216 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Arlee High School Library 

Susan Domingo, School Librarian 

Lake County 

PO Box 37 Arlee, MT 59821 

(406)726-3216 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Bigfork High School Library 

Matt Porrovecchio, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-7420 

Web Site: http://web.me.com/mporrovecchio/ 

BHS_Library/Library_Home.html 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Bigfork K-8 Library 

Scarlett Sherman, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406)837-7412 

Web Site: http://www.bigfork.k1 2.mt.us 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Bissell Public Schools 

Amy Peterson, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

5955 Farm To Market Road Whitefish, MT 59937 

(406) 862-2828 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Hungry Horse, MT 5991 9 
(406) 387-5323 

Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School Library 

Diane Volkman, Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1259 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-6543 

Web Site: http://cfsd6.k12.mt.us/canyon/can- 

yonhome.html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cayuse Prairie Elementary School 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

897 Lake Blaine Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4560 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Charlo Public Schools 

Jan Rasmussen, School Librarian 
Lake County 

PO Box 1 Charlo, MT 59824 
(406) 644-2206 

Web Site: http://www.charlo.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Cherry Valley School 

Dale Hannon, Special Librarian 
Lake County 

1 07 8th Avenue West Poison, MT 59860 
(406) 883-6329 

Web Site: http://www.polson.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls High School 

Soozi Crosby, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6500 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls Jr High School 

Karyl Gopp, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6530 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cornelius Hedges Elementary School 

Nancy Schauf, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
827 4th Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4809 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/. 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Creston Elementary School 

Judy Hewitt, School Librarian 
Flatnead County 

4495 Montana 35 Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-2859 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Dayton School Library 

Nicole Fant, Librarian 

Lake County 

PO Box 1 95 Dayton, MT 5991 4 

(406)849-6210 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Deer Park Schools 

Bobbie Vaden, Librarian 

Flathead County 

2105 Middle Road Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-5388 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Edgerton School Library 

Sandy Streit, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1400 Whitefish Stage Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4035 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Elrod Elementary School 

Laurie Latimer, Librarian 
Flathead County 

41 2 3rd Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3683 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Evergreen Public Schools 

Diane Bag by, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 8 W Evergreen Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)751-1118 

Web Site: https://www.edline.net/pages/Ever- 

green_SD50 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Fair-Mont-Egan Public Schools 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

797 Fairmont Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7072 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Flathead High School 

Aarica Phillips, Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

644 4th Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3493 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/fhs/lmc/ 
startLRC.html 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier Gateway Elementary School 

Terry Divoky, School Librarian 

Flatnead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406) 892-6540 

Web Site: http://www.sd6.k12.mt.us/gg/gghome. 

html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier High School Library 

Lisa Lykins, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

375 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 758-8367 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/ghs/ 
index.htm 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Helena Flats Public Schools 

DianeTaylor, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

1000 Helena Flats Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 257-2301 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

K.William Harvey Elementary 

Louise Schlegel, School Librarian 
Lake County 

PO Drawer R Ronan, MT 59864 
(406) 676-3390 

Web Site: http://www.ronan.net/~rsd30/ 
Catalog: http://library.ronank1 2.edu 
OClC, Statewide Databases 

Kalispell Middle School 

Jana Warnell, Librarian 
Flathead County 

514 East Washington Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3840 

Web Site: http://destiny.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kila Elementary School 

Cynthia Thorsen, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
PO Box 40 Kila, MT 59920 
(406) 257-2428 

Web Site: http://www.digisys.net/kila/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lakeside Elementary School 

Georgia Pris, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 844-2208 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Linderman Elementary School 

Roxanne Hovenkotter, School Librarian 
Lake County 

1 1 1 4th Ave East Poison, MT 59860 
(406) 883-6229 

Web Site: http://www.polson.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Linderman Jr. High School 

Laurie Latimer, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
1 24 3rd Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3992 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Marion School District 

Joe Fisher, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 854-2333 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 




Montana Academy 

Connie Jones, Library Director 

Flathead County 

Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 858-2339 

Web Site: http://www.montanaacademy.com 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Muldown Elementary School 

Rita Wolfe, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8620 

Web Site: http://www.wfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Pablo Elementary School Library 

Marcia Ganieany, School Librarian 

Lake County 

421 Andrew NW Ronan, MT 59864 

(406) 676-3390 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Peterson Elementary School 

Georgane Sullivan, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1 1 1 9 2nd Street West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3731 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Pleasant Valley School 

Randy Abcock, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Flathead County 

7975 Pleasant Valley Road Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 858-2343 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Poison High School Library 

Susan Erickson, School Librarian 
Lake County 

1 1 1 4th Ave E Poison, MT 59860 
(406)883-6351 

Web Site: http://www.polson.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Poison Middle School 

LouAnne Krantz, School Librarian 
Lake County 

1 1 1 4th Ave E Poison, MT 59860 
(406) 883-6335 

Web Site: http://www.polson.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Ronan High School 

Heather Holmlund, School Librarian 
Lake County 

421 Andrew St. NW Ronan, MT 59864 
(406) 676-3390 

Web Site: http://www.ronank12.edu 
Catalog: http://library.ronank1 2.edu 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ronan Middle School 

Janey Salomon, School Librarian 

Lake County 

421 Andrew Street North West Ronan, MT 

59864 

(406) 676-3390 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ruder Elementary Library 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6570 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Russell Elementary School 

Nancy Pensa, Librarian 
Flathead County 

227 W Nevada Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3915 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Salmon Prairie Elementary Library 

Thomas Hubbard, School Librarian 
Lake County 

PO Box 5086 Swan Lake, MT 5991 1 
(406) 754-2245 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Smith Valley School District #89 Library 

Shelly Means, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2901 Highway 2 West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4535 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Somers Public Schools Library 

Lee Lykins, School Library Media Specialist 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 857-3301 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Matthew's School Library 

Myrna Matulevich, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
602 Main St Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 752-6303 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Summit Preparatory School 

Kathy Babcock, Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 605 Danielson Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)758-8100 

Web Site: www.summitprepschool.org 

Montana Shared Catalog, Statewide Databases 

Swan River School Library 

Marj Nelson, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

1 205 Swan Highway Bigfork, MT 5991 1 
(406) 837-4528 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Two Eagle River School Library 

Lisa Koetter, School Librarian 
Lake County 

PO Box 1 60 Pablo, MT 59855 
(406) 675-0292 

Web Site: http://twoeagle.schools.bia.edu 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Upper W. Shore Elem./ 
Dayton School Library 

Casey Love, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Lake County 

PO Box 1 95 Dayton, MT 59914 

(406) 849-5484 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Valley View Elementary Library 

Amy Westphal, Librarian 

Lake County 

42448 Valley View Road Poison, MT 59860 

(406) 883-2208 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Glacier Elementary School Library 

Anna Stene-Bouley, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 309 West Glacier, MT 59936 

(406)888-5312 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Valley Elementary Library 

Renell Wilson, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2290 Farm To Market Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7239 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Whitefish High School Library 

Dan Kohnstamm, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8600 

Web Site: http://wfps.k12.mt.us/wfhs/library/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Whitefish Middle School Library 

Dana Carmichael, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8650 

Web Site: http://wfps.k1 2.mt.us/Central/li- 
brary/Central_Library.htm 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Special 



George C. Ruhle Library 

Sheree West, Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 28 West Glacier, MT 59936 
(406) 888-7932 

Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/glac/research/ 
library.htm 

Catalog: http://library.nps.gov 
OClC, Statewide Databases 

Kalispell Regional Medical 
Center Medical Library 

Heidi Sue Adams, Medical Librarian 

Flathead County 

310 Sunnyview Lane Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)752-1739 

Web Site: http://www.nwhc.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
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State of Montana Index 





Montana 


United States 


Rank in US 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


6.2 


79.6 


49 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


358,667 


105,480,101 


44 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.6 


46 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


974,989 


307,006,550 


44 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.1 


9.1 


21 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


72,799 


25,581,948 


40 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


902,195 


281,421,906 


44 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,438 


21,299,656 


43 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.4 


6.9 


39 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


219,828 


74,548,215 


44 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


24.3 


40 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


141,903 


39,570,590 


44 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.6 


12.9 


7 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.7 


40 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


880,107 


244,298,393 


43 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,282 


39,641,060 


50 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,873 


3,151,284 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,810 


14,013,954 


49 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


707 


578,353 


42 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5.2 


17.9 


44 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


145,732 


49,746,248 


44 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


12,508 


4,265,555 


43 


Deaths 2006 


8,472 


2,426,264 


44 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


73 


28,527 


48 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.6 


54.1 


32 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.8 


11.1 


49 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.2 


80.4 


6 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


24.4 


24.4 


22 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,151 


21,587 


47 


Median household income 2008 


43,948 


52,029 


42 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


13 


17 


Personal income 2007 


31,783 


11,634,322 


46 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,225 


38,615 


40 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


8,842,960 


2,771,782,152 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,141 


9,116 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


441,279 


129,925,421 


44 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


28,648 


14,020,948 


45 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


6.9 


12.1 


40 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


69.1 


66.2 


25 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


99,500 


1 1 9,600 


31 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


15.7 


26.4 


43 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


1,686 


582,963 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


253,576 


95,41 0,469 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


498,907 


154,142,000 


44 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


30,862 


14,265,000 


46 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


6.2 


9.3 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


647,427 


180,943,800 


44 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


88,372 


14,185,000 


34 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


93,107 


24,257,000 


45 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


22,293,038 


8,848,240,000 


47 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


34,433 


48,900 


51 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18 


26 


49 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


353,807.0 


1 20,604,265.0 


46 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


83,999 


21,708,021 


43 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,537,986 


449,498,718 


45 


Total number of firms 2002 


1 00,402 


22,974,655 


42 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


4,987,577 


3,916,136,712 


47 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,223,420 


4,634,755,112 


47 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


10,122,625 


3,056,421,997 


45 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,116 


10,615 


17 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


61,388,462 


922,095,840 


2 


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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


14.6 


6.2 


9 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


29,588 


358,667 


4 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.5 


13 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


89,624 


974,989 


4 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


20.3 


8.1 


2 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


15,153 


72,799 


3 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


74,471 


902,195 


4 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,012 


62,438 


3 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.7 


6.4 


12 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21,172 


219,828 


3 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


23.6 


22.5 


15 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


12,722 


141,903 


3 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.2 


14.6 


45 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.0 


30 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


86,247 


880,107 


4 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


462 


7,282 


5 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,083 


62,873 


12 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


485 


6,810 


5 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


53 


707 


5 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


38 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


11,477 


145,732 


4 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


1,189 


12,508 


4 


Deaths 2006 


744 


8,472 


2 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


5 


73 


4 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


52.4 


53.6 


50 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.1 


1.8 


10 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.4 


87.2 


14 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


22.4 


24.4 


13 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


18,112 


17,151 


6 


Median household income 2008 


44,013 


43,948 


12 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


12 


14 


41 


Personal income 2007 


3,053 


31,783 


4 


Per capita personal income 2007 


35,185 


33,225 


9 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


531,867 


8,842,960 


24 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


6,012 


9,141 


52 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


38,406 


441,279 


4 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


3,633 


28,648 


4 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


10.4 


6.9 


3 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


73.3 


69.1 


29 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 25,600 


99,500 


5 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


12.5 


15.7 


17 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


86 


1,686 


6 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


17,552 


253,576 


5 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


44,516 


498,907 


4 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


4,743 


30,862 


1 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


10.7 


6.2 


3 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


63,320 


647,427 


4 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


14,042 


88,372 


3 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


4,979 


93,107 


6 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


2,104,358 


22,293,038 


4 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


33,234 


34,433 


16 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


19.0 


17.7 


21 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


36,147.0 


353,807.0 


4 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


10,078 


83,999 


2 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


159,629 


1,537,986 


4 


Total number of firms 2002 


11,341 


1 00,402 


3 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


645,595 


4,987,577 


2 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


488,523 


7,223,420 


3 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,025,123 


10,122,625 


4 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


13,232 


11,116 


4 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


251,597 


61,388,462 


52 


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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


17.7 


6.2 


6 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


10,192 


358,667 


9 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.5 


9 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


28,605 


974,989 


9 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


7.9 


8.1 


11 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


2,098 


72,799 


7 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


26,507 


902,195 


9 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


2,018 


62,438 


8 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7.1 


6.4 


8 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,201 


219,828 


9 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


25.2 


22.5 


9 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


4,480 


141,903 


9 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


15.7 


14.6 


40 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.8 


50.0 


8 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


20,737 


880,107 


9 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


135 


7,282 


8 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,575 


62,873 


3 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


129 


6,810 


10 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


16 


707 


9 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


7 


5 


14 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


4,741 


145,732 


9 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


445 


12,508 


7 


Deaths 2006 


263 


8,472 


9 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


2 


73 


11 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.9 


53.6 


45 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.6 


1.8 


22 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


84.2 


87.2 


30 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


22.2 


24.4 


14 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


15,173 


17,151 


31 


Median household income 2008 


38,505 


43,948 


28 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


21 


14 


6 


Personal income 2007 


734 


31,783 


9 


Per capita personal income 2007 


25,853 


33,225 


44 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


259,243 


8,842,960 


38 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,036 


9,141 


33 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


14,265 


441,279 


9 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


660 


28,648 


7 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


4.9 


6.9 


6 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


71.4 


69.1 


33 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 1 7,200 


99,500 


6 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


8.0 


15.7 


29 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


17 


1,686 


8 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


2,653 


253,576 


8 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


11,354 


498,907 


9 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


959 


30,862 


10 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


8.4 


6.2 


9 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


14,597 


647,427 


9 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


779 


88,372 


18 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


2,791 


93,107 


7 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


382,084 


22,293,038 


9 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


26,176 


34,433 


35 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18.4 


17.7 


23 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


890 


37,755 


9 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


890 


37,755 


9 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


5,955.0 


353,807.0 


9 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


2,397 


83,999 


8 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


26,839 


1,537,986 


11 


Total number of firms 2002 


2,734 


1 00,402 


9 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


152,941 


4,987,577 


6 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,155 


7,223,420 


33 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1 94,425 


10,122,625 


9 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


7,199 


11,116 


20 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


637,306 


61,388,462 


43 


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Senate District 7, and House Districts 13 and 14. 

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Senate District 7 

Senator Greg Hinkle (R) 

5 Gable Road 

Thompson Falls, MT 59873-8512 





House District 13 

Representative Pat Ingraham (R) 

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Thompson Falls, MT 59873-1 151 




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Representative Gordon Hendrick (R) 

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Superior, MT 59872-0262 




Letter from the Montana State Librarian 




On behalf of the Montana State Library, I would like to welcome 
you to the 2011 legislative session. Our information experts 
have compiled this booklet to be a resource to you as you take 
on the important work of representing the collective needs of 
all Montanans and the special needs of your district during this 
legislative session. 

As for past editions, we reviewed proposed bills and national 

and state trends related to what we believe will be major 

themes in this legislative session. To that end, you will find 

a wide range of information on our state's economy, energy 

production and development, and land and water use. 

Education is always an important issue, and you will find 

relevant information on our state's public schools and test scores, as well as on the libraries 

that help to augment what our schools do. While the drought seems to have subsided, our 

forests are now inundated by both blight and bark beetles, and you will be able to take a 

look at the most current information on maps available through the State Library. Finally, 

wildlife and recreation will always be an important part of Montana life, and we've pulled 

several highlights from our collection that might help to guide your decision-making this 

session. 

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Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

Appendices 

i Library Directory 

v State of Montana Index 

Senate District 7 County Indexes 

vi Mineral County 

vii Missoula County 

viii Sanders County 

Maps 

ix Legislative Districts 

xi Senate District 7 



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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



Education and Health Services 



Government 



^^^ 




Other Consumer 

Other Business Support Industries 



December 2007 



December 2008 



December 2009 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 



jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 

Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 
of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 
regions still have more jobs than other parts 
of the state. The more vibrant economies of 
Western Montana will likely regain their status 
as economic drivers of our state as the economy 
recovers from the recession. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 
years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 



Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of the 
population will also 
cause significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. 
Census Bureau's 
population 
projections indicate 
that the working 
age population 
in Montana (ages 
18-65) will start to 
decrease starting in 
201 4, leaving businesses with fewer candidates 
for job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 




Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 





Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Mineral County 


1.41 


-0.39 


0.68 


-8.23 


3.76 


Missoula County 


1.00 


0.80 


-4.39 


-15.08 


1.27 


Sanders County 


1.57 


-1.56 


-5.87 


-7.20 


4.64 



Source: Montana Department of Revenue 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Mineral County 


34,985 


17.1 


27.6 


Missoula County 


43,260 


17.0 


17.5 


Sanders County 


30,250 


17.6 


29.7 




1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 



Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 

Montana's population density is about 6.5 persons per square mile. 





2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 


281,421,906 


307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 


902,195 


957,861 


.08 


Mineral County 


3,884 


3,833 


-1.31 


Missoula County 


95,802 


108,623 


13.38 


Sanders County 


10,227 


11,096 


8.50 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile 

I l°-2 

I I 2-1 



| Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 





2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 


% Change 1 


Mineral County 


1,961 


1,974 


1,974 


1,979 


1,984 


2,000 


2,003 


2,002 


1,998 


1,993 


1.63 


Missoula County 


41,319 


42,031 


42,509 


43,563 


44,437 


44,944 


45,492 


45,909 


46,461 


46,781 


13.22 


Sanders County 


5,271 


5,299 


5,306 


5,307 


5,313 


5,349 


5,341 


5,332 


5,322 


5,308 


0.70 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates 



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Demographics 



Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 



Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 j 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Mineral County 


635 


587 


467 


390 


Missoula County 


10,204 


9,800 


9,156 


8,268 


Sanders County 


1,712 


1,566 


1,189 


921 



Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 



Montana Children and Social Services 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 


220,358 


21.0 


51,333 


8,051 


1 7,636 


1 7,465 


46,463 


Mineral County 


777 


27.6 


387 


30 


141 


104 


269 


Missoula County 


22,622 


17.5 


4,721 


1,391 


1,764 


1,432 


4,676 


Sanders County 


2,118 


29.7 


861 


50 


161 


326 


654 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ *facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

15,000 
12,000 

9,000 

6,000 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 



3,000 




I Patients 
I Caregivers 
Doctors 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 
Cases 


Apr 2010 
Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 


426 


Mineral County 


26 


341 


15 


339 


29 


367 


Missoula County 


350 


336 


243 


354 


292 


399 


Sanders County 


24 


314 


26 


378 


27 


438 



March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 201 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 



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Education 



Schools in Senate District 7 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 7 


House 
District 13 


House 
District 14 


High Schools 


173 


73 


12 


70 


Middle Schools 


213 


100 


14 


95 


Elementaries 


446 


182 


16 


177 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 832 355 42 342 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 2010 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 7 


House District 13 


House Districts 1 


Elementary 


15 


12 


2 


Secondary 


10 


8 


2 


Unified 


6 


2 


1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 31 22 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District 7 


House 
District 13 


House 
District 14 


Public 


81 


11 


4 


7 


Branches 


31 


4 


1 


3 


Bookmobiles 


3 


2 


1 


1 


School 


562 


55 


11 


44 


Academic 


28 


4 


1 


3 


Special or Other 


56 


5 


1 


4 



Total 



761 



81 



19 



62 



Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,31 1 ) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 7 


House 
District 13 


House 
District 14 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


525 


60 


508 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


50 


10 


46 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


169 


9 


164 


Low Vision 


2,129 


245 


23 


239 


Physical 


350 


46 


9 


44 


Reading 


482 


65 


19 


61 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 



Montana Shared Catalog Havre-Hill County library director, 

_ _.. . _ Bonnie Williamson, using the 

benate District 7 Montana Shared Catalog system 

Public and Branch Libraries to check out a book to a patron. 

Frenchtown School & Community Library, Frenchtown 

Mineral County Public Library, Superior 

Missoula Public Library, Missoula 

Plains Public Library District, Plains 

St Ignatius School-Community Library, Saint Ignatius 

Thompson Falls Public Library, Thompson Falls 






Montana 


Senate 
District 7 


House 
District 1 3 


House 
District 14 


Participating Libraries 


132 


17 


8 


16 


Patrons 


364,554 


83,801 


8,086 


83,798 


Items 


3,325,517 


517,146 


1 59,666 


517,146 


Partner Group Libraries 


28 


6 


3 


6 



Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

T5?r£sr 

sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 7 


House 
District 13 


House 
District 14 


Statewide Databases 


762 


67 


19 


62 


OCLC 


250 


29 


9 


28 


Courier Project 


34 











MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


1 





1 


HeritageQuest 


86 


7 


4 


7 


Montana Memory Project 


15 


1 





1 



Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 



Land Ownership 

Senate District 7 ranks number 12 in size and is 4,331.485 square miles, or about 3% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles). The 
average senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 7 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


House District 13 
Area 
(Sq Mi) ° 


* 


House District 14 
Area 
(Sq Mi) °, 


i> 


Private 


95,738 


65 


1,557 


36 


794 


35 


763 


37 


Local Government 


32 


< 1 




















Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 


470 


< 1 


5 


<1 


5 


<1 


<1 


< 1 


State Trust Land 


8,020 


5 


138 


3 


77 


3 


61 


3 


Other State Land 


89 


< 1 


<1 


<1 


<1 


< 1 


<1 


< 1 


US Bureau of Land Management 


12,451 


8 




















US Fish and Wildlife Service 


1,373 


< 1 




















US Forest Service 


26,317 


18 


2,623 


61 


1,377 


61 


1,246 


60 


US National Park Service 


1,829 


1 




















Other Federal Land 


318 


< 1 





















Total 146,923 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program, July 2010 



4,331 



2,257 



2,074 



Private Land Agricu 


Itural Use 
















Owner 


Montana 
Acres 


% 


Senate District 7 
Acres 


% 


House District 13 
Acres 


% 


House District 14 
Acres 


% 


Continuous Crop 


25,468 


<1 


646 


< 1 


592 


< 1 


54 


< 1 


Fallow Crop 


13,281,791 


16 


1,073 


< 1 


600 


<1 


473 


< 1 


Farmstead 


























Grazing 


49,048,154 


59 


241,540 


14 


127,911 


14 


1 1 3,630 


13 


Irrigated 


5,220,163 


6 


27,001 


2 


1 8,344 


2 


8,657 


<1 


Timber 


14,168,777 


17 


1,495,610 


84 


747,616 


83 


747,995 


85 


Wild Hay 


1,097,282 


1 


11,032 


< 1 


6,206 


< 1 


4,826 


<1 



Total 



82,841,635 



1,776,902 



901,269 



875,634 



Source: Montana Department of Administration Information Technology Services Division - Geographic Information Services, October 2010 



Conservation Easements (Acres) 





Montana 


Senate District 7 


House District 
13 


House District 
14 


Bitter Root Land Trust 


2,422 











City Government 


601 











Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy 


151 


151 


151 





County Government 


528 











Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust) 


16,979 











Five Valleys Land Trust 


37,763 


897 





897 


Flathead Land Trust 


8,054 


3,417 


1,920 


1,497 


Gallatin Valley Land Trust 


36,149 











Montana Department of Transportation 


938 


48 





48 


Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 


384,984 


74,921 


74,921 





Montana Land Reliance 


831,566 


9,648 


4,455 


5,193 


National Wildlife Federation 


20 











Prickly Pear Land Trust 


3,246 











Rattlesnake Land Trust 


190 











Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 


49,220 


156 





156 


Salish and Kootenai Tribe 


102 


102 





102 


The Bighorn Institute 


1,443 











The Nature Conservancy 


309,443 


155 


155 





The Vital Ground Foundation 


833 











US Bureau of Reclamation 


42 











US Department of Agriculture 


17,652 


731 


731 





US Fish and Wildlife Service 


232,456 











US Forest Service 


20,038 












Total 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



1,955,555 



90,228 



82,333 



7,895 



Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure 

The Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (MSDI) is a digital 
representation of Montana's 
physical and cultural landscape 
that allows the state to be 
mapped. Some of the individual 
components of the MSDI are 
roads, lakes and streams, land 
ownership, administrative 
boundaries, soils, land use, 
structures, aerial photographs, 
watersheds, wetlands, elevation, 
and geology. 

This information is fast 
becoming a critical element for 
policy review at the state and 
local levels in both the public 
and private sectors. For more 
information see: 
http://giscoordination.mt.gov/. 






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Water 



The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains a database of water rights to assist Montana citizens and the Montana Water Court 
in the water rights adjudication process. Visit their site at http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water rts/ . 



Basin Location and Adjudication Status 




Temporary Decree 
Preliminary Decree 
Final Decree 



Dams in Senate District 7 

There are 3,666 dams in the national inventory of dams for Montana. Predominant 
uses are stock/farm ponds (48%) and irrigation (22%). Additional dams not 
included in the inventory can be found by searching for water rights. 

Source: National Inventory of Dams, USGS Geographic Names Information System, 
September 2003 



Type 


Montana 


Senate 
District 7 


House 
District 13 


House 
District 14 


Debris Control 


1 













Fish and Wildlife Pond 


1 













Flood Control 


43 


1 




1 





Hydroelectric 


26 


5 




5 





Irrigation 


822 


8 




5 


3 


Recreation 


54 


1 




1 





Stock/Small Farm Pond 


1,771 













Tailings 


8 













Water Supply 


44 













Other 


68 


1 




1 





Unknown 


828 














Total 



3,666 



16 



13 



Public Water Supplies 

There are 3,266 public water supplies located in the State of 
Montana, 141 of which are located in Senate District 7. These 
figures do not include public water supplies serving Native 
American nations. 

Count 
House District 13 

Public, community 26 

Public, non-community, non-transient 6 

Public, transient 23 

House District 14 

Public, community 32 

Public, non-community, non-transient 9 

Public, transient 45 

Source: Department of Environmental Quality, December 2007 




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Environmental Impacts 



Montana Drought Resources 

The Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee is charged with 
monitoring, forecasting, and reporting water supply and moisture 
conditions, enabling Montanans to make timely and informed decisions to 
mitigate drought impacts in a proactive manner. 

For up-to-date information and maps on Montana's current drought 
situation visit http://drouqht.mt.gov/ . 



Montana Digital Atlas 

Additional mapping and data capabili- 
ties are available through the Montana 
State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/ . 
The Montana Digital Atlas provides 
unlimited access to detailed information 
on such issues as climate, environmental 
impacts, land information, water, and 
cultural data. 




Montana Drought Status by County - July 2010 




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Montana Fires 2002 - 2008 

All Fires As Reported by All Agencies 






Year 


Count 


Acreage 


2002 


1,372 


110,309 


2003 


2,326 


736,809 


2004 


1,447 


1 8,445 


2005 


1,316 


103,294 


2006 


2,302 


1,047,118 


2007 


1,875 


778,079 


2008 


1,424 


166,842 



Source: Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



2009 Aerial Detection Survey Data - Insect and Disease Outbreaks in Montana 

As Detected by Forest Health Protection's (FHP) Aerial Insect and Disease Detection Survey - USDA Forest Service. 








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^L Mountain Pine Beetle in High Elevation 
5-Needle Pines 

^» Western Spruce Budworm 

Mountain Pine Beetle in Ponderosa Pine 
^^ Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodge Pole Pine 

Fir Engraver 

**Disclaimer** 

The sources of the digital map layer used to 
compile the base map upon which the insect and 
disease data are presented vary in both source and 
scale, therefore, accuracy is not guaranteed. 

The insect and disease data should be used only 
as an indicator of insect and disease activity, and 
should be ground-truthed for actual location 
and causal agent. Polygons indicate locations of 
tree mortality, defoliation, and/or other damage. 
Intensity of damage is variable, and not all trees 
and areas indicated are dead or damaged. The 
joint cooperators reserve the right to correct, 
modify, update, or replace the data as necessary. 
Using this data for purposes other than those for 
which it was intended may yield inaccurate or 
misleading results. 



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Energy, Mines 



Oil and Gas Wells in Senate District 7 



Abandoned Mines and Remediation Sites 





Montana 


Senate 
District 7 


House 
District 13 


House 
Districts 


Coal Bed Methane, Active 


1,117 













Coal Bed Methane, Inactive 


40 













Gas, Active 


7,351 













Gas, Inactive 


2,509 













Gas Storage, Active 


272 













Gas Storage, Inactive 


14 













Injection, Active 


1,109 













Injection, Inactive 


749 













Oil, Active 


7,230 













Oil, Inactive 


4,511 
















Abandoned M 


nes 


Remediation Sites 


Montana 




6,954 




765 


Senate District 7 




200 




37 


House District 13 




59 




13 


House District 14 




141 




24 



Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, November 
2010 



Total 



24,902 



Montana House Heating Fuel 

Occupied housing units 373,455 



100% 



Source: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, October 2008 

Additional information about oil and gas wells is available through 
the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation's WebMapper which can be 
accessed at http://bogc.dnrc.mt.gov/. 



Energy Atlas 

Wind Power at 50 Meters - Wind Power Density 



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Class W/m2 

1 Poor 0-200 

2 Marginal 200-300 

3 Fair 300-400 

4 Good 400-500 

5 Excellent 500-600 

6 Outstanding 600-800 

7 Superb >800 

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- Interstate 
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Data source: TrueWind/NWSEED 2002; POWERmap, powermap.platts.a 
Platts, A Division ofThe McGraw-Hill Companies 



Utility gas 




215,172 


57.6% 


Bottled, tank, or 


LP gas 


49,291 


1 3.2% 


Electricity 




66,504 


17.8% 


Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 


7,126 


1.9% 


Coal or coke 




841 


0.2% 


Wood 




29,473 


7.9% 


Solar energy 




235 


0.1% 


Other fuel 




4,064 


1.1% 


No fuel used 




749 


0.2% 



Sou rce: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates 
Solar Insolation Annual Average 



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- Interstate 






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2: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2002 



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Total Energy Potential from Biomass Residue 



Total Potential (mmbtu) 
I 50-775,000 
| 775,001 -2,500,000 

i 2, 500,001 -5,500,000 
5,500,001 -11,200,000 




Find additional energy related data and maps at http://www.energyatlas.org/ 



Pipelines in 


Senate District 7 






























Montana 
Count 


Miles 


Senate District 7 
Count Miles 




House District 13 
Count Miles 




House District 14 
Count Miles 




Crude Oil 


90 


1,970 
































Natural Gas 


360 


3,301 
































Refined Product 


47 


805 




2 




48 




1 




48 




1 







Other 


24 


402 
































Total 521 6,477 2 

Source: Pipeline Intregrity Management Mapping Application, December 2006 




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Wildlife and Recreation 



Species Diversity in Senate District 7 





Montana 
(Count) 


Senate 
District 7 
(Count) 


%of 
Montana 
Species 


Amphibians 


13 


8 


62 


Birds 


328 


266 


81 


Fish 


81 


29 


36 


Mammals 


107 


71 


66 


Reptiles 


17 


9 


53 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Recreation Area (Acres) 



Senate District 7 


Fishing Access Sites 


1,241 


Fishing Conservation Areas 





State Parks 


89 


Wildlife Conservation Easements 


74,294 


Wildlife Protection Areas 





Wildlife Management Areas 


2,679 



Total 78,302 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 

Block Management Acreage 

There are a total of 7,522,358 acres of Block Management 
land (excluding Plum Creek*) in the State of Montana. 
10,432.00 of those acres or 0% are located in Senate 
District 7. 

*Plum Creek land in FWP's Regions 1 and 2 are not included 
in these statistics. Although they are part of the Block 
Management Program, they are not traditional BMA's and are 
managed differently. 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Big Game Distribution 

Antelope 



Montana is blessed with a wealth of wildlife and habitat diversity. 
These resources provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and 
contribute substantially to the state's economy and quality of life. 

r— Wildlife Highlights 



For more information on animals, plants, 
and habitats in your Senate District, visit 
the Montana Natural Heritage Program 
at http://mtnhp.org . Resources include: 

• Montana Field Guide -an 
encyclopedia of the distribution, 
status, and biology of Montana's 
animals, plants, and biological 
communities 

• Natural Heritage Tracker and 
Map Viewer - interactive maps of 
animals, plants, land cover, and land 
stewardship 

• Land Stewardship Maps- public 
lands, conservation easements, and 
special designations 

• Wetland and riparian mapping 
information 



Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 

Leucosticte tephrocotis 




The Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch nests 
in cliff crevices and talus slopes 
among glaciers and snowfields above 
timberline in western Montana. 
During winter individuals migrate to 
lower elevations across Montana. 



Reports on 
Montana's Species 
of Concern 

Quick responses 
to data requests 
and answers from 
expert scientists on 
Montana's plants, 
animals, and biological 
communities. 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Leucosticte tephrocotis General Observations Range 




Moose 




Distribution within Indian Reservations or National Parks is not 
delineated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 



Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



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Senate District 7 Libraries and Digital Library Resources 



Public 




Alberton Branch Library 

Danna Fitzwilliams, Branch Librarian 
Mineral County 

PO Box 376 Alberton, MT 59820 
(406) 722-3372 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Frenchtown School & 
Community Library 

Steve White, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

PO Box 1 1 7 Frenchtown, MT 59834 

(406) 626-2730 

Web Site: http://www.frenchtown.k12.mt.us 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 




Mineral County Public Library 

Guna Chaberek, Library Director 

Mineral County 

PO Box 430 Superior, MT 59872 

(406) 822-3563 

Web Site: http://mineralcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
HeritageQuest, Statewide Databases 




Missoula Public Library 

Honore Bray, Library Director 

Missoula County 

301 E Main Missoula, MT 59802 

(406)721-2665 

Web Site: http://www.missoulapubliclibrary. 

org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, Statewide 
Databases 




Plains Public Library District 

Carrie Terrell, Library Director 

Sanders County 

PO Box 399 Plains, MT 59859 

(406)826-3101 

Web Site: http://montanalibraries.org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, HeritageQuest, 

Statewide Databases 




Preston Town County Library 

Kimberly Brooks, Library Director 

Sanders County 

PO Box 850 Hot Springs, MT 59845 

(406)741-3491 

Web Site: http://www.hotspringsmt.net/ 

hslibrar 

Catalog: http://www.hslibrar@hotspringsmt. 

net 

OCLC, HeritageQuest, Statewide Databases 

Seeley Lake Branch Library 

Sue Stone, Library Clerk 

Missoula County 

PO Box 41 6 Seeley Lake, MT 59868 

(406) 677-2224 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Swan Valley Community Library 

Fern Kauffman, Branch Librarian 

Missoula County 

PO Box 1 1 28 Condon, MT 59826 

(406) 754-2521 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Thompson Falls Public Library 

Lynne Kersten, Library Director 

Sanders County 

PO Box 337 Thompson Falls, MT 59873 

(406) 827-3547 

Web Site: http://tflibrary.googlepages.com 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, HeritageQuest, 

Statewide Databases 



Academic 



Mansfield Library at the 
College of Technology 

Steven Atkin, Library Director 

Missoula County 

909 South Avenue West Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 243-7820 

Web Site: http://www.lib.umt.edu 

Catalog: http://libcat.lib.umt.edu 

University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, State- 
wide Databases 




Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library 

Bonnie Allen, Dean of Libraries 

Missoula County 

32 Campus Drive #9936 Missoula, MT 59812 

(406) 243-6800 

Web Site: http://www.lib.umt.edu 

Catalog: http://libcat.lib.umt.edu 
University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, 
Montana Memory Project Participant, Statewide 
Databases 

William J. Jameson Law Library 

Fritz Snyder, Library Director 

Missoula County 

6th & Maurice Missoula, MT 5981 2 

(406) 243-2699 

Web Site: http://www.umt.edu/law/library 

Catalog: http://libcat.lib.umt.edu 

University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, State- 
wide Databases 



Other 



Laurie Hill Library 

Mary Williams, Library Director 
Sanders County 
PO Box 1 28 Heron, MT 59844 
(406) 847-2520 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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School 



Alberton School Library 

Linda Gardner, School Librarian 

Mineral County 

PO Box 330 Alberton, MT 59820 

(406) 722-3381 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

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Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Big Sky High School 

Christine Fogerty, School Library Media Spe- 
cialist 

Missoula County 

31 00 South Ave W Missoula, MT 59804 

(406) 728-2401 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/bigsky/ 

Library/tabid/1 703/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Bonner Public School 

Brianna Huffman, Librarian 
Missoula County 
PO Box 1004 Bonner, MT 59823 
(406)258-6151 

Web Site: http://www.bonner.k12.mt.us/library 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Camas Prairie Elementary 

Donna Peck, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Sanders County 

PO Box 536 Plains, MT 59859 

(406)741-5915 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Chief Charlo Elementary School 

Mary Greil, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

5600 Longview Missoula, MT 59803 

(406) 542-4005 

Web Site: http://www.teacherweb.com/MT/Chief- 

Charlo/Library/ 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Clinton Elementary School 

Marilyn Yvonne Richie, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

PO Box 250 Clinton, MT 59825 

(406)825-3113 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Cold Springs Elementary School 

Elaine Williams, School Principal 

Missoula County 

2625 Briggs St Missoula, MT 59803 

(406)542-4010 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/cold- 

springs/Library/tabid/1901/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Desmet Elementary School 

Rose Woodford, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

6355 Padre Lane Missoula, MT 59802 
(406) 549-4994 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Dixon Elementary School 

Mark Faroni, School Librarian 
Sanders County 
PO Box 10 Dixon, MT 59831 
(406) 246-3523 

Web Site: http://www.blackfoot.net~dixon 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Franklin Elementary School 

Nancy Peterson, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

1901 S 1 0th W Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 542-4020 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/frank- 

lin/Library/tabid/1407/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

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Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Frenchtown K-8 Library 

Niki Evans, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

PO Box 1 1 7 Frenchtown, MT 59834 
(406) 626-2620 

Web Site: http://www.frenchtown.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Hawthorne Elementary School 

Michele Nokleby, Media Specialist 

Missoula County 

2835 S 3rd W Missoula, MT 59804 

(406) 542-4025 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/haw- 

thorne/Library/tabid/1900/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Hellgate Elementary School K-2 

Linda Watts, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

2385 Flynn Lane Missoula, MT 59808 

(406)721-2160 

Web Site: http://www.hellgate.k12.mt.us/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Hellgate High School 

Peggy Cordell, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

900 S. Higgins Ave Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/portal/ 

hhs/Departments/LibraryMediaCenter/tabid/1 1 89/ 

Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 

sirsi. exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Hellgate Intermediate School 3-5 

Ellen Marshall, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

2385 Flynn Lane Missoula, MT 59808 

(406)549-6109 

Web Site: http://www.hellgate.k12.mt.us/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Hellgate Middle School 6-8 

Becky Mosbacher, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

2385 Flynn Lane Missoula, MT 59808 

(406)721-2452 

Web Site: http://www.hellgate.k12.mt.us/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 



Hot Springs Public Schools 

Pamela Gohn, School Librarian 
Sanders County 

PO Box 1 005 Hot Springs, MT 59845 
(406)741-2962 

Web Site: http://www.ronan.net/~nbj/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lewis and Clark Elementary School 

Erin Lipkind, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

2901 Park St Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 542-4035 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/portal/lewis/ 

Library/tabid/1 896/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

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Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lolo School Library 

JodiTeeple, Librarian 
Missoula County 

1 1 395 Highway 93 South Lolo, MT 59847 
(406) 273-6686 

Web Site: http://www.lolo.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lowell School Library 

Andrea Phillip, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

Missoula, MT 59802 

(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/portal/ 

lowell/Library/tabid/2077/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 

sirsi.exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Loyola Sacred Heart H. S. 

Patrice Schwenk, Librarian 

Missoula County 

320 Edith Missoula, MT 59801 

(406)549-6101 

Web Site: http://www.Montana.com/loyola/ 

loyola.html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Meadow Hill Middle School 

Brenda Gillhouse, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

421 S. Reserve St Missoula, MT 59803 

(406) 542-4045 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/portal/mead- 

owhill/Library/tabid/2020/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Missoula County Public Schools 

Matt Clausen, Technical Coordinator 

Missoula County 

21 5 S 6th St W Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/portal/ 

Staff/Libraries/tabid/292/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 

sirsi.exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Missoula International School 

Laura Bovard, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

1 100 Harrison Ave Missoula, MT 59802 

(406) 542-9924 

Web Site: http://www.mismt.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 



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Montana Digital Academy 

Jason Neiffer, Curriculum Director 

Missoula County 

32 Campus Drive Missoula, MT 59812 

(406)243-4619 

Web Site: http://www.montanadigitalacadmey. 

org 

Statewide Databases 

Mount Jumbo Elementary School 

Patti Ragen Schwisow, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

735 Michigan Ave Missoula, MT 59802 
(406) 542-4050 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
Missoula Schools, Statewide Databases 

Noxon School K-12 

Rhonda Horner, School Librarian 

Sanders County 

Noxon, MT 59853 

(406) 847-2442 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Paradise Elementary School 

Patricia Johnson, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Sanders County 

PO Box 1 26 Paradise, MT 59856 

(406) 826-3344 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Paxson Elementary School 

Carole Monlux, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

101 Evans Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/ 

paxson/Library/tabid/1897/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 

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Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Plains School Library K-1 2 

John Meckler, Librarian 

Sanders County 

PO Box 549 Plains, MT 59859 

(406) 826-8600 

Web Site: http://www.plainsschools.net/index. 

aspx/library 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Porter Middle School 

Laraine Lundgren, School Library Media Spe- 
cialist 

Missoula County 

251 W Central Ave Missoula, MT 59801 
(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/porter/ 
Library/tabid/1687/Default.aspx 
Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 
exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Potomac Elementary School 

Roland Dierken, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

29750 Potomac Rd Bonner, MT 59823 
(406) 244-5008 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Rattlesnake Elementary School 

Patti Schwisow, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

1 220 Pineview Dr Missoula, MT 59802 

(406) 542-4050 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/rattle- 

snake/Library/tabid/1898/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Russell Elementary School 

Patricia Marne, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

3216 Russell Street Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 542-4080 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/russell/ 

Library/tabid/1 899/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Seeley Lake Elementary School 

Kristin Johnson, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

PO Box 840 Seeley Lake, MT 59868 
(406) 677-2265 

Catalog: http://21 6.1 4.225.1 5/public 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Seeley-Swan High School 

Katrina Stout, School Library Media Specialist 

Missoula County 

PO Box 41 6 Seeley Lake, MT 59868 

(406) 677-3255 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/see- 

leyswan/Library/tabid/1380/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Sentinel High School 

Jillian Crerar, Media Specialist 

Missoula County 

901 South Ave W Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/senti- 

nel/library/ 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 

sirsi.exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Joseph School Library 

Patrice Schwenk, Media Specialist 
Missoula County 

503 Edith Street Missoula, MT 59801 
(406)549-1290 

Web Site: http://www.Montana.com/stje/index.html 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Regis School Library 

Jim Warnken, School Librarian 

Mineral County 

Drawer K Saint Regis, MT 59866 

(406)649-2311 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Sunset Elementary Library 

DarleneTroutwine, School Clerk 

Missoula County 

PO Box 344 Greenough, MT 59836 

(406)244-5916 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Superior Elementary School 

Charity Ruiz, Library Aide 
Mineral County 

PO Box 400 Superior, MT 59872 
(406) 822-4962 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Superior High School 

Jaime Pandis, School Library Media Specialist 

Mineral County 

PO Box 400 Superior, MT 59872 

(406) 822-3600 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Swan Valley Elementary School Library 

Shirley Webb, Library Staff Member 
Missoula County 

6423 Mt Highway 83 Condon, MT 59826 
(406) 754-2471 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Target Range Public Schools Library 

Jean Langlas, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

4095 S Ave W Missoula, MT 59804 
(406) 549-9239 
Web Site: http://target.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Thompson Falls Elementary 
School Library 

Beth Chestnut, School Librarian 

Sanders County 

PO Box 1 29 Thompson Falls, MT 59873 

(406) 827-3592 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Thompson Falls High School 

Beth Chestnut, School Librarian 

Sanders County 

PO Box 1 29 Thompson Falls, MT 59873 

(406) 827-3561 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Thompson Falls Junior 
High School Library 

Beth Chestnut, School Librarian 

Sanders County 

PO Box 1 29 Thompson Falls, MT 59873 

(406) 827-3593 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Trout Creek Elementary School Library 

Wendy DosSantos, School Librarian 

Sanders County 

4 School Lane Trout Creek, MT 59874 

(406) 827-3629 

Web Site: http://cybermontana.com/tcschool/tc- 

school.htm 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Valley Christian High School Library 

Marsha Snyder, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

2526 Sunset Lane Missoula, MT 59801 
(406) 549-0482 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Washington Middle School Library 

Gretchen Murray, School Library Media Special- 
ist 

Missoula County 

645 W Central Ave Missoula, MT 59801 
(406) 542-4085 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/washington/ 
Library.htm 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 
exe/x/0/0//57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Willard Alternative High School Library 

Junell Lawrence, School Library Media Special- 
ist 

Missoula County 

901 South 6th Street West Missoula, MT 59801 
(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/portal/ 
willard/Library/tabid/814/Default.aspx 
Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 
sirsi.exe/x/0/0/57/49 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Woodman Elementary School Library 

Michelle Morgan, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

1 8470 Highway 1 2 West Lolo, MT 59847 
(406) 273-6777 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Special 



Community Medical Center 
Education Resources 

Pamela Olsen, Manager, Education Resources 
Missoula County 

2827 Fort Missoula Road Missoula, MT 59804 
(406) 327-4038 

Statewide Databases 

Learning Center @ St. Patrick Hospital 

Dana Kopp, Library Director 

Missoula County 

PO Box 4587 Missoula, MT 59806 

(406)329-5710 

Web Site: http://chi.saintpatrick.org 

Catalog: http://catalog. Iib.umt.edu/vwebv/ 

searchBasic 

University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, State- 
wide Databases 

Mansfield Library- Instructional 
Media Services 

Dana Copp, Library Director 
Missoula County 

32 Campus Dr #4968 Missoula, MT 5981 2 
(406) 243-4070 

Web Site: http://www.lib.umt.edu/ 
Catalog: http://www.lib.umt.edu/catalog.htm 
Statewide Databases 

Missoula Montana Stake 
Family History Center 

Merlyn Lofgren, Library Director 

Missoula County 

2621 Garland Drive Missoula, MT 59803 

(406)543-6148 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Rural Institute on Disabilities 

Diana Spas, Library Director 

Missoula County 

634 Eddy Ave Lower Level Missoula, MT 5981 2 

(800) 732-0323 

Statewide Databases 

Stranahan Library 

Blakely Brown, Networking Coordinator 

Missoula County 

2925 North Reserve Street Missoula, MT 59808 

(406)541-3774 

Statewide Databases 

Western Montana Clinic Medical Library 

Paulette Cote, Library Director 
Missoula County 
PO Box 7609 Missoula, MT 59807 
(406) 329-7343 

Statewide Databases 



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State of Montana Index 





Montana 


United States 


Rank in US 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


6.2 


79.6 


49 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


358,667 


105,480,101 


44 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.6 


46 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


974,989 


307,006,550 


44 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.1 


9.1 


21 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


72,799 


25,581,948 


40 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


902,195 


281,421,906 


44 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,438 


21,299,656 


43 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.4 


6.9 


39 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


219,828 


74,548,215 


44 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


24.3 


40 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


141,903 


39,570,590 


44 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.6 


12.9 


7 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.7 


40 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


880,107 


244,298,393 


43 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,282 


39,641,060 


50 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,873 


3,151,284 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,810 


14,013,954 


49 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


707 


578,353 


42 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5.2 


17.9 


44 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


145,732 


49,746,248 


44 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


12,508 


4,265,555 


43 


Deaths 2006 


8,472 


2,426,264 


44 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


73 


28,527 


48 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.6 


54.1 


32 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.8 


11.1 


49 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.2 


80.4 


6 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


24.4 


24.4 


22 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,151 


21,587 


47 


Median household income 2008 


43,948 


52,029 


42 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


13 


17 


Personal income 2007 


31,783 


11,634,322 


46 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,225 


38,615 


40 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


8,842,960 


2,771,782,152 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,141 


9,116 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


441,279 


129,925,421 


44 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


28,648 


14,020,948 


45 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


6.9 


12.1 


40 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


69.1 


66.2 


25 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


99,500 


1 1 9,600 


31 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


15.7 


26.4 


43 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


1,686 


582,963 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


253,576 


95,41 0,469 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


498,907 


154,142,000 


44 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


30,862 


14,265,000 


46 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


6.2 


9.3 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


647,427 


180,943,800 


44 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


88,372 


14,185,000 


34 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


93,107 


24,257,000 


45 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


22,293,038 


8,848,240,000 


47 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


34,433 


48,900 


51 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18 


26 


49 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


353,807.0 


1 20,604,265.0 


46 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


83,999 


21,708,021 


43 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,537,986 


449,498,718 


45 


Total number of firms 2002 


1 00,402 


22,974,655 


42 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


4,987,577 


3,916,136,712 


47 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,223,420 


4,634,755,112 


47 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


10,122,625 


3,056,421,997 


45 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,116 


10,615 


17 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


61,388,462 


922,095,840 


2 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


3.2 


6.2 


24 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


1,584 


358,667 


39 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.4 


2.5 


29 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


3,833 


974,989 


38 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


-1.3 


8.1 


26 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


-51 


72,799 


24 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


3,884 


902,195 


39 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


230 


62,438 


36 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.0 


6.4 


21 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


757 


219,828 


39 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


19.7 


22.5 


43 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


804 


141,903 


38 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21.0 


14.6 


16 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


49.1 


50.0 


42 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


3,612 


880,107 


36 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


12 


7,282 


31 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


86 


62,873 


35 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


19 


6,810 


31 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1 


707 


33 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


35 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


776 


145,732 


38 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


52 


12,508 


34 


Deaths 2006 


47 


8,472 


37 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


1 


73 


28 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


52.3 


53.6 


52 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.5 


1.8 


27 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


83.2 


87.2 


37 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


12.3 


24.4 


56 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


15,166 


17,151 


32 


Median household income 2008 


34,985 


43,948 


43 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


17 


14 


18 


Personal income 2007 


101 


31,783 


40 


Per capita personal income 2007 


26,058 


33,225 


43 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


42,090 


8,842,960 


28 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


1 0,898 


9,141 


26 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


1,993 


441,279 


40 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


32 


28,648 


20 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


1.6 


6.9 


14 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


73.4 


69.1 


27 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


88,300 


99,500 


16 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


3.8 


15.7 


48 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 





1,686 


41 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 





253,576 


41 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


1,887 


498,907 


40 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


180 


30,862 


29 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


9.5 


6.2 


4 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


2,147 


647,427 


40 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


297 


88,372 


27 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


354 


93,107 


38 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


53,872 


22,293,038 


40 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


25,092 


34,433 


38 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


22.6 


17.7 


8 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


133 


37,755 


39 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


133 


37,755 


39 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


905.0 


353,807.0 


36 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


384 


83,999 


37 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


8,749 


1,537,986 


23 


Total number of firms 2002 


449 


1 00,402 


40 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 





4,987,577 


40 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 





7,223,420 


44 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


24,765 


10,122,625 


36 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


6,490 


11,116 


27 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


22,654 


61,388,462 


56 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


36.9 


6.2 


3 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


38,439 


358,667 


2 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.4 


2.5 


33 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


1 08,623 


974,989 


2 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


13.4 


8.1 


4 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


12,824 


72,799 


4 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


95,802 


902,195 


2 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,396 


62,438 


2 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


5.9 


6.4 


22 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21,216 


219,828 


2 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


19.5 


22.5 


45 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1 2,240 


141,903 


4 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


11.3 


14.6 


51 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


49.8 


50.0 


33 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


101,443 


880,107 


2 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


866 


7,282 


3 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


3,034 


62,873 


10 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,279 


6,810 


2 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


102 


707 


2 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5 


5 


21 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


13,972 


145,732 


2 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


1,230 


12,508 


2 


Deaths 2006 


677 


8,472 


4 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


4 


73 


6 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


45.4 


53.6 


55 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.3 


1.8 


8 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


91.0 


87.2 


3 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


32.8 


24.4 


2 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,808 


17,151 


9 


Median household income 2008 


43,260 


43,948 


15 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


17 


14 


19 


Personal income 2007 


3,548 


31,783 


2 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,587 


33,225 


15 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


686,808 


8,842,960 


16 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


6,400 


9,141 


50 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


46,781 


441,279 


2 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


5,463 


28,648 


2 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


13.2 


6.9 


2 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


61.9 


69.1 


55 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 36,500 


99,500 


2 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


23.3 


15.7 


3 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


225 


1,686 


3 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


28,665 


253,576 


4 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


58,242 


498,907 


2 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


3,324 


30,862 


3 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


5.7 


6.2 


20 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


78,732 


647,427 


2 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


1 1 ,696 


88,372 


4 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


10,568 


93,107 


1 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


2,839,115 


22,293,038 


2 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


36,060 


34,433 


9 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


17.5 


17.7 


27 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


4,348 


37,755 


4 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


4,348 


37,755 


4 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


48,621.0 


353,807.0 


2 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


9,169 


83,999 


4 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


205,956 


1,537,986 


3 


Total number of firms 2002 


11,141 


1 00,402 


4 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


551,937 


4,987,577 


3 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


715,323 


7,223,420 


2 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,525,115 


10,122,625 


2 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


15,590 


11,116 


1 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


281,893 


61,388,462 


50 


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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


3.7 


6.2 


22 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


4,273 


358,667 


16 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.4 


2.5 


43 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


11,096 


974,989 


18 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.5 


8.1 


10 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


867 


72,799 


10 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


10,227 


902,195 


18 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


570 


62,438 


22 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


5.1 


6.4 


34 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


2,240 


219,828 


21 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


20.2 


22.5 


34 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


2,365 


141,903 


13 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21.3 


14.6 


13 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.0 


31 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1 0,242 


880,107 


16 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21 


7,282 


25 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


517 


62,873 


18 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


56 


6,810 


18 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1 


707 


27 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


28 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


2,354 


145,732 


14 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


109 


12,508 


20 


Deaths 2006 


116 


8,472 


18 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


1 


73 


18 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


56.7 


53.6 


37 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.0 


1.8 


12 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


81.2 


87.2 


44 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


15.5 


24.4 


44 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


14,593 


17,151 


42 


Median household income 2008 


30,250 


43,948 


55 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


18 


14 


14 


Personal income 2007 


258 


31,783 


23 


Per capita personal income 2007 


23,394 


33,225 


52 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


87,161 


8,842,960 


7 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


7,899 


9,141 


42 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


5,308 


441,279 


16 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


36 


28,648 


19 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


0.7 


6.9 


23 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


76.4 


69.1 


12 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


82,900 


99,500 


18 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


4.7 


15.7 


46 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 





1,686 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 





253,576 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


4,436 


498,907 


22 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


630 


30,862 


11 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


14.2 


6.2 


1 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


5,925 


647,427 


20 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


880 


88,372 


15 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


743 


93,107 


26 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


137,135 


22,293,038 


25 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


23,145 


34,433 


43 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


22.3 


17.7 


12 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


403 


37,755 


18 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


403 


37,755 


18 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


2,608.0 


353,807.0 


20 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


1,169 


83,999 


12 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


8,674 


1,537,986 


24 


Total number of firms 2002 


1,351 


1 00,402 


12 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 





4,987,577 


16 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


26,118 


7,223,420 


20 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


45,869 


10,122,625 


25 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


4,395 


11,116 


43 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


341,913 


61,388,462 


48 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Senator Shannon Augare (D) 

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Letter from the Montana State Librarian 




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Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

Appendices 

i Library Directory 

viii State of Montana Index 

Senate District 8 County Indexes 

ix Flathead County 
x Glacier County 
xi Lake County 
xii Missoula County 
xiii Pondera County 
xiv Toole County 
Maps 

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xvii Senate District8 



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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



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Other Business Support Industries 



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December 2008 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 

Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 
of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 
regions still have more jobs than other parts 
of the state. The more vibrant economies of 
Western Montana will likely regain their status 
as economic drivers of our state as the economy 
recovers from the recession. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 



years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 
jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 

Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of the 
population will also 
cause significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. Census 
Bureau's population 
projections indicate 
that the working age 
population in Montana 
(ages 18-65) will start 
to decrease starting in 
201 4, leaving businesses with fewer candidates 
for job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 




Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 





Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Flathead County 


4.14 


0.19 


-2.50 


-0.42 


11.34 


Glacier County 


-1.66 


0.62 


-4.79 


-2.73 


5.87 


Lake County 


4.70 


2.66 


-3.72 


-19.30 


4.26 


Missoula County 


1.00 


0.80 


-4.39 


-15.08 


1.27 


Pondera County 


-3.55 


-1.85 


-5.35 


-30.02 


0.04 


Toole County 


-3.06 


-1.29 


-5.35 


0.00 


3.13 



Source: Montana Department of Revenue 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



Source: www.recovery.mt.gov, 
November 2010 



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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 



Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 

Montana's population density is about 6.5 persons per square mile. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile 

I l°-2 

I I 2-1 



Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Flathead County 


44,013 


12.1 


18.1 


Glacier County 


36,149 


25.5 


33.8 


Lake County 


38,505 


21.3 


31.1 


Missoula County 


43,260 


17.0 


17.5 


Pondera County 


35,718 


18.2 


24.7 


Toole County 


37,175 


15.8 


16.5 






2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 


281,421,906 


307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 


902,195 


957,861 


.08 


Flathead County 


74,471 


89,624 


20.35 


Glacier County 


1 3,247 


13,550 


2.29 


Lake County 


26,507 


28,605 


7.91 


Missoula County 


95,802 


108,623 


13.38 


Pondera County 


6,424 


5,814 


-9.50 


Toole County 


5,267 


5,151 


-2.20 



1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 

Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 





2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 


% Change 1 


Flathead County 


34,773 


35,097 


35,378 


35,768 


36,174 


36,793 


37,443 


37,899 


38,246 


38,406 


10.45 


Glacier County 


5,243 


5,248 


5,244 


5,239 


5,234 


5,266 


5,258 


5,249 


5,239 


5,226 


-0.32 


Lake County 


13,605 


1 3,698 


13,764 


1 3,840 


13,875 


13,978 


14,074 


14,170 


14,236 


14,265 


4.85 


Missoula County 


41,319 


42,031 


42,509 


43,563 


44,437 


44,944 


45,492 


45,909 


46,461 


46,781 


13.22 


Pondera County 


2,834 


2,834 


2,832 


2,828 


2,826 


2,830 


2,827 


2,822 


2,816 


2,809 


-0.88 


Toole County 


2,300 


2,299 


2,297 


2,292 


2,289 


2,288 


2,287 


2,284 


2,283 


2,277 


-1.00 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 


Population Estimates 





















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Demographics 



Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 

Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Montana Children and Social Services 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 1 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Flathead County 


9,493 


10,351 


10,012 


9,023 


Glacier County 


1,104 


880 


777 


633 


Lake County 


3,417 


3,560 


3,146 


2,603 


Missoula County 


10,204 


9,800 


9,156 


8,268 


Pondera County 


658 


560 


413 


316 


Toole County 


639 


519 


398 


321 



Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 



220,358 



21.0 



51,333 



8,051 



17,636 



1 7,465 



46,463 



Flathead County 


20,800 


18.1 


3,755 


564 


1,461 


2,100 


3,923 


Glacier County 


4,095 


33.8 


1,885 


99 


405 


214 


1,812 


Lake County 


7,020 


31.1 


2,233 


324 


533 


637 


2,263 


Missoula County 


22,622 


17.5 


4,721 


1,391 


1,764 


1,432 


4,676 


Pondera County 


1,390 


24.7 


421 


49 


127 


99 


435 


Toole County 


972 


16.5 


266 


43 


110 


64 


201 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ *facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

1 5,000 

12,000 

9,000 

6,000 ■ Pafiontc 



3,000 




March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 
Cases 


Apr 2010 
Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 


426 


Flathead County 


192 


340 


201 


396 


223 


425 


Glacier County 


718 


379 


265 


462 


298 


465 


Lake County 


119 


344 


110 


388 


104 


429 


Missoula County 


350 


336 


243 


354 


292 


399 


Pondera County 


89 


358 


39 


441 


43 


479 


Toole County 


11 


357 


15 


399 


9 


513 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 2010 



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Schools in Senate District 8 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 8 


House 
District 15 


House 
District 16 


High Schools 


173 


41 


34 


9 


Middle Schools 


213 


57 


50 


9 


Elementaries 


446 


124 


104 


34 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 832 222 188 52 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 2010 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 8 


House District 15 


House Districts 1 


Elementary 


22 


20 


2 


Secondary 


14 


13 


2 


Unified 


4 


3 


1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 40 36 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District8 


House 
District 15 


House 
District 16 


Public 


81 


5 


3 


2 


Branches 


31 


7 


5 


2 


Bookmobiles 


3 











School 


562 


45 


32 


13 


Academic 


28 


3 


2 


1 


Special or Other 


56 


2 


2 






Total 



761 



62 



44 



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Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,311) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 8 


House 
District 15 


House 
District 16 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


222 


180 


59 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


23 


15 


8 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


49 


36 


16 


Low Vision 


2,129 


102 


84 


26 


Physical 


350 


32 


28 


6 


Reading 


482 


39 


32 


11 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 



Montana Shared Catalog 

Senate District 8 

Public and Branch Libraries 

Bigfork Branch Library, Bigfork 

Browning Branch Library, Browning 

Columbia Falls Branch Library, Columbia Falls 

Frenchtown School & Community Library, Frenchtown 

Glacier County Library, Cut Bank 

North Lake County Library District, Poison 

St Ignatius School-Community Library, Saint Ignatius 

Swan Valley Community Library, Condon 




Havre-Hill County library director, 

Bonnie Williamson, using the 
Montana Shared Catalog system 
to check out a book to a patron. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 8 


House 
District 1 5 


House 
District 16 


Participating Libraries 


132 


10 


9 


2 


Patrons 


364,554 


19,751 


1 9,747 


8 


Items 


3,325,517 


1 83,022 


183,022 





Partner Group Libraries 


28 


12 


12 






Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



Source: Montana Talking Book Library 




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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

T5?r£sr 

sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 8 


House 
District 15 


House 
District 16 


Statewide Databases 


762 


55 


44 


18 


OCLC 


250 


17 


15 


4 


Courier Project 


34 


2 





2 


MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


2 


1 


1 


HeritageQuest 


86 


5 


3 


2 


Montana Memory Project 


15 












Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 



Land Ownership 

Senate District 8 ranks number 10 in size and is 5,945.91 3 square miles, or about 4% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles). The 
average senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 8 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


House District 15 
Area 
(Sq Mi) ' 


Vo 


House District 16 
Area 

(Sq Mi) <-, 


Vo 


Private 


95,738 


65 


3,381 


57 


1,153 


37 


2,228 


79 


Local Government 


32 


< 1 




















Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 


470 


< 1 


<1 


<1 


<1 


< 1 








State Trust Land 


8,020 


5 


122 


2 


68 


2 


54 


2 


Other State Land 


89 


< 1 




















US Bureau of Land Management 


12,451 


8 


23 


<1 


<1 


< 1 


23 


< 1 


US Fish and Wildlife Service 


1,373 


< 1 


<1 


<1 


<1 


< 1 


<1 


< 1 


US Forest Service 


26,317 


18 


1,849 


31 


1,849 


59 








US National Park Service 


1,829 


1 


566 


10 


60 


2 


506 


18 


Other Federal Land 


318 


< 1 


<1 


<1 








<1 


< 1 



Total 146,923 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program, July 2010 



5,946 



3,134 



2,812 



Private Land Agricu 


Itural Use 
















Owner 


Montana 
Acres 


% 


Senate District 8 
Acres 


% 


House District 15 
Acres 


% 


House District 16 
Acres 


% 


Continuous Crop 


25,468 


<1 


317 


< 1 


317 


< 1 








Fallow Crop 


13,281,791 


16 


479,264 


39 


6,886 


2 


472,379 


51 


Farmstead 


























Grazing 


49,048,154 


59 


546,752 


45 


141,345 


48 


405,407 


44 


Irrigated 


5,220,163 


6 


59,779 


5 


32,871 


11 


26,909 


3 


Timber 


14,168,777 


17 


112,171 


9 


1 09,809 


37 


2,362 


<1 


Wild Hay 


1,097,282 


1 


1 9,208 


2 


3,510 


1 


1 5,698 


2 



Total 



82,841,635 



1,217,493 



294,738 



922,754 



Source: Montana Department of Administration Information Technology Services Division - Geographic Information Services, October 2010 



Conservation Easements (Acres) 





Montana 


Senate District 8 


House District 
15 


House District 
16 


Bitter Root Land Trust 


2,422 











City Government 


601 











Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy 


151 











County Government 


528 











Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust) 


16,979 











Five Valleys Land Trust 


37,763 











Flathead Land Trust 


8,054 











Gallatin Valley Land Trust 


36,149 











Montana Department of Transportation 


938 











Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 


384,984 


7,197 


7,197 





Montana Land Reliance 


831,566 


2,511 


2,174 


337 


National Wildlife Federation 


20 











Prickly Pear Land Trust 


3,246 











Rattlesnake Land Trust 


190 











Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 


49,220 











Salish and Kootenai Tribe 


102 











The Bighorn Institute 


1,443 











The Nature Conservancy 


309,443 


165 


165 





The Vital Ground Foundation 


833 











US Bureau of Reclamation 


42 











US Department of Agriculture 


17,652 











US Fish and Wildlife Service 


232,456 


4,435 


2,010 


2,425 


US Forest Service 


20,038 


757 


757 






Total 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



1,955,555 



15,064 



12,302 



2,762 



Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure 

The Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (MSDI) is a digital 
representation of Montana's 
physical and cultural landscape 
that allows the state to be 
mapped. Some of the individual 
components of the MSDI are 
roads, lakes and streams, land 
ownership, administrative 
boundaries, soils, land use, 
structures, aerial photographs, 
watersheds, wetlands, elevation, 
and geology. 

This information is fast 
becoming a critical element for 
policy review at the state and 
local levels in both the public 
and private sectors. For more 
information see: 
http://giscoordination.mt.gov/. 






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Water 



The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains a database of water rights to assist Montana citizens and the Montana Water Court 
in the water rights adjudication process. Visit their site at http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water rts/ . 



Basin Location and Adjudication Status 




Temporary Decree 
Preliminary Decree 
Final Decree 



Dams in Senate District 8 

There are 3,666 dams in the national inventory of dams for Montana. Predominant 
uses are stock/farm ponds (48%) and irrigation (22%). Additional dams not 
included in the inventory can be found by searching for water rights. 

Source: National Inventory of Dams, USGS Geographic Names Information System, 
September 2003 



Type 


Montana 


Senate 
District 8 


House 
District 15 


House 
District 16 


Debris Control 


1 











Fish and Wildlife Pond 


1 











Flood Control 


43 


1 





1 


Hydroelectric 


26 


1 


1 





Irrigation 


822 


21 


15 


6 


Recreation 


54 


2 


2 





Stock/Small Farm Pond 


1,771 


16 





16 


Tailings 


8 











Water Supply 


44 











Other 


68 


2 





2 


Unknown 


828 


15 


4 


11 



Total 



3,666 



58 



22 



36 



Public Water Supplies 

There are 3,266 public water supplies located in the State of 
Montana, 101 of which are located in Senate District 8. These 
figures do not include public water supplies serving Native 
American nations. 

Count 
House District 15 

Public, community 10 

Public, non-community, non-transient 8 

Public, transient 18 

House District 16 

Public, community 38 

Public, transient 27 

Source: Department of Environmental Quality, December 2007 




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Environmental Impacts 



Montana Drought Resources 

The Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee is charged with 
monitoring, forecasting, and reporting water supply and moisture 
conditions, enabling Montanans to make timely and informed decisions to 
mitigate drought impacts in a proactive manner. 

For up-to-date information and maps on Montana's current drought 
situation visit http://drouqht.mt.gov/ . 



Montana Digital Atlas 

Additional mapping and data capabili- 
ties are available through the Montana 
State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/ . 
The Montana Digital Atlas provides 
unlimited access to detailed information 
on such issues as climate, environmental 
impacts, land information, water, and 
cultural data. 




Montana Drought Status by County - July 2010 




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Sou rce: Natural Resource Information System 



Montana Annual Precipitation in Inches (1895 - 2009) 



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Source: NOAA Satellite and Information Service 



Montana Fires 2002 - 2008 

All Fires As Reported by All Agencies 






Year 


Count 


Acreage 


2002 


1,372 


110,309 


2003 


2,326 


736,809 


2004 


1,447 


1 8,445 


2005 


1,316 


103,294 


2006 


2,302 


1,047,118 


2007 


1,875 


778,079 


2008 


1,424 


166,842 



Source: Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



2009 Aerial Detection Survey Data - Insect and Disease Outbreaks in Montana 

As Detected by Forest Health Protection's (FHP) Aerial Insect and Disease Detection Survey - USDA Forest Service. 








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-'" I County Boundary 

Areas Surveyed 
Pest 
Douglas Fir Beetle 
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^L Mountain Pine Beetle in High Elevation 
5-Needle Pines 

^» Western Spruce Budworm 

Mountain Pine Beetle in Ponderosa Pine 
^^ Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodge Pole Pine 

Fir Engraver 

**Disclaimer** 

The sources of the digital map layer used to 
compile the base map upon which the insect and 
disease data are presented vary in both source and 
scale, therefore, accuracy is not guaranteed. 

The insect and disease data should be used only 
as an indicator of insect and disease activity, and 
should be ground-truthed for actual location 
and causal agent. Polygons indicate locations of 
tree mortality, defoliation, and/or other damage. 
Intensity of damage is variable, and not all trees 
and areas indicated are dead or damaged. The 
joint cooperators reserve the right to correct, 
modify, update, or replace the data as necessary. 
Using this data for purposes other than those for 
which it was intended may yield inaccurate or 
misleading results. 



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Energy, Mines 



Oil and Gas Wells in Senate District 8 





Montana 


Senate 
District8 


House 
District 15 


House 
District 16 


Coal Bed Methane, Active 


1,117 













Coal Bed Methane, Inactive 


40 













Gas, Active 


7,351 


654 







654 


Gas, Inactive 


2,509 


203 




6 


197 


Gas Storage, Active 


272 


54 







54 


Gas Storage, Inactive 


14 













Injection, Active 


1,109 


145 







145 


Injection, Inactive 


749 


223 







223 


Oil, Active 


7,230 


1,708 




8 


1,700 


Oil, Inactive 


4,511 


1,380 




1 


1,379 



Total 



24,902 



4,367 



IS 



4,352 



Source: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, October 2008 



Additional information about oil and gas wells is available through 
the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation's WebMapper which can be 
accessed at http://bogc.dnrc.mt.gov/. 



Energy Atlas 

Wind Power at 50 Meters - Wind Power Density 



Abandoned Mines and Remediation Sites 





Abandoned M 


nes 


Remediation Sites 


Montana 




6,954 




765 


Senate District 8 




14 




22 


House District 15 




5 




6 


House District 16 




9 




16 



Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, November 
2010 



Montana House Heating Fuel 

Occupied housing units 373,455 



100% 



i 



Class W/m2 

1 Poor 0-200 

2 Marginal 200-300 

3 Fair 300-400 

4 Good 400-500 

5 Excellent 500-600 

6 Outstanding 600-800 

7 Superb >800 

- County 

- Interstate 
Transmission Line 
Substation 







= 



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Data source: TrueWind/NWSEED 2002; POWERmap, powermap.platts.a 
Platts, A Division ofThe McGraw-Hill Companies 



Utility gas 




215,172 


57.6% 


Bottled, tank, or 


LP gas 


49,291 


1 3.2% 


Electricity 




66,504 


17.8% 


Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 


7,126 


1.9% 


Coal or coke 




841 


0.2% 


Wood 




29,473 


7.9% 


Solar energy 




235 


0.1% 


Other fuel 




4,064 


1.1% 


No fuel used 




749 


0.2% 



Sou rce: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates 
Solar Insolation Annual Average 



- County 

- Interstate 






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2: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2002 



Geothermal Potential 

I High ^_ 



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i 



i — 



* 



■': 



Geothermal well with 
greater than 150 
{m@/m2) 



Total Energy Potential from Biomass Residue 



Total Potential (mmbtu) 
I 50-775,000 
| 775,001 -2,500,000 

i 2, 500,001 -5,500,000 
5,500,001 -11,200,000 




Find additional energy related data and maps at http://www.energyatlas.org/ 



Pipelines in 


Senate District 8 


























Montana 
Count 


Miles 


Senate District 8 
Count Miles 


House District 15 
Count Miles 




House District 16 
Count Miles 


Crude Oil 


90 


1,970 


6 




166 














6 


166 


Natural Gas 


360 


3,301 


11 




187 




1 




22 




10 


164 


Refined Product 


47 


805 




























Other 


24 


402 




























Total 521 6,477 17 

Source: Pipeline Intregrity Management Mapping Application, December 2006 




352 




1 




22 




16 


330 



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Wildlife and Recreation 



Species Diversity in Senate District 8 





Montana 
(Count) 


Senate 
District 8 
(Count) 


%of 
Montana 
Species 


Amphibians 


13 


10 


77 


Birds 


328 


290 


88 


Fish 


81 


45 


56 


Mammals 


107 


83 


78 


Reptiles 


17 


13 


76 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Recreation Area (Acres) 



Senate District 8 


Fishing Access Sites 


< 1 


Fishing Conservation Areas 





State Parks 





Wildlife Conservation Easements 


7,197 


Wildlife Protection Areas 


30 


Wildlife Management Areas 


959 



Total 8,187 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 

Block Management Acreage 

There are a total of 7,522,358 acres of Block Management 
land (excluding Plum Creek*) in the State of Montana. 
33,646.00 of those acres or 0% are located in Senate 
District8. 

*Plum Creek land in FWP's Regions 1 and 2 are not included 
in these statistics. Although they are part of the Block 
Management Program, they are not traditional BMA's and are 
managed differently. 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Big Game Distribution 

Antelope 



Montana is blessed with a wealth of wildlife and habitat diversity. 
These resources provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and 
contribute substantially to the state's economy and quality of life. 

r— Wildlife Highlights 



For more information on animals, plants, 
and habitats in your Senate District, visit 
the Montana Natural Heritage Program 
at http://mtnhp.org . Resources include: 

• Montana Field Guide -an 
encyclopedia of the distribution, 
status, and biology of Montana's 
animals, plants, and biological 
communities 

• Natural Heritage Tracker and 
Map Viewer - interactive maps of 
animals, plants, land cover, and land 
stewardship 

• Land Stewardship Maps- public 
lands, conservation easements, and 
special designations 

• Wetland and riparian mapping 
information 



Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 

Leucosticte tephrocotis 




The Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch nests 
in cliff crevices and talus slopes 
among glaciers and snowfields above 
timberline in western Montana. 
During winter individuals migrate to 
lower elevations across Montana. 



Reports on 
Montana's Species 
of Concern 

Quick responses 
to data requests 
and answers from 
expert scientists on 
Montana's plants, 
animals, and biological 
communities. 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Leucosticte tephrocotis General Observations Range 




Moose 




Distribution within Indian Reservations or National Parks is not 
delineated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 



Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



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Senate District 8 Libraries and Digital Library Resources 



Public 




Bigfork Branch Library 

Annie Leberman, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 472 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-6976 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 

Browning Branch Library 

Kathy McDaniel, Branch Librarian 

Glacier County 

PO Box 550 Browning, MT 5941 7 

(406)338-7105 

Web Site: http://www.glaciercountymt.org/ 

library 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 




Columbia Falls Branch Library 

Deena Stacy, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 30 6th St W #C Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406)892-5919 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Conrad Public Library 

Carolyn Donath, Library Director 

Pondera County 

1 5 4th Avenue SW Conrad, MT 59425 

(406)271-5751 

OCLC, HeritageQuest, Courier Project, Statewide 

Databases 

East Glacier Park Branch Library 

Delia Dubbe, Branch Librarian 

Glacier County 

PO Box 234 East Glacier, MT 59434 

(406) 873-4572 

Web Site: http://www.glaciercountymt.org/ 

library 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 




Flathead County Library System 

Kim Crowley, Library Director 

Flathead County 

247 1 st Ave East Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 758-5820 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/library_catalog.html 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, Montana 
Memory Project Participant, Statewide Databases 

Frenchtown School & 
Community Library 

Steve White, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

PO Box 1 1 7 Frenchtown, MT 59834 

(406) 626-2730 

Web Site: http://www.frenchtown.k1 2.mt.us 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide 

Databases 




Glacier County Library 

Delia Dubbe, Library Director 

Glacier County 

21 1st Avenue SE Cut Bank, MT 59427 

(406) 873-4572 

Web Site: http://www.glaciercountymt.org/ 

library/ 

Catalog: http://71 .36.240.1 30/webopac/main 
Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, MyMontanaLi- 
brary2Go, HeritageQuest, Courier Project, State- 
wide Databases 




Marion Branch Library 

Kathy Franken, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 854-2333 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary. 

org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Missoula Public Library 

Honore Bray, Library Director 

Missoula County 

301 E Main Missoula, MT 59802 

(406)721-2665 

Web Site: http://www.missoulapubliclibrary. 

org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, Statewide 
Databases 



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North Lake County Library District 

Marilyn Trosper, Library Director 

Lake County 

PO Box 820 Poison, MT 59860 

(406) 883-8225 

Web Site: http://montanalibraries.org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 
MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, Statewide 
Databases 

North Toole County Library 

MaryJo Aschim, Branch Librarian 
Toole County 

PO Box 158 Sunburst, MT 59482 
(406) 937-6980 

OCLQ Statewide Databases 

Ronan City Library 

Michelle Fenger, Library Director 

Lake County 

203 Main Street SW Ronan, MT 59864 

(406) 676-3682 

Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/ronan- 

citylibrary2/ 

OCLC, HeritageQuest, Statewide Databases 

Seeley Lake Branch Library 

Sue Stone, Library Clerk 

Missoula County 

PO Box 41 6 Seeley Lake, MT 59868 

(406) 677-2224 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 

St Ignatius School-Community Library 

Daniel Thompson, Community Librarian 

Lake County 

PO Box 1 540 Saint Ignatius, MT 59865 

(406)745-3811 

Web Site: http://stignatiusschools.org/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, HeritageQuest, 

Statewide Databases 




Swan Valley Community Library 

Fern Kauffman, Branch Librarian 

Missoula County 

PO Box 1 1 28 Condon, MT 59826 

(406) 754-2521 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 




Toole County Library 

Heidi Alford, Library Director 
Toole County 

229 2nd Ave S Shelby, MT 59474 
(406) 424-8345 

OCLC, HeritageQuest, Courier Project, Statewide 

Databases 




Valier Public Library 

Cathy Brandvold, Library Director 

Pondera County 

PO Box 247 Valier, MT 59486 

(406) 279-3366 

Web Site: http://www.valierpubliclibrary.org 
OCLC, MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, 
Courier Project, Statewide Databases 




Whitefish Branch Library 

Joey Kositzky, Branch Librarian 

Flathead County 

9 Spokane Ave Whitefish, MT 59937 

(406) 862-6657 

Web Site: http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, Partners Group, OCLC, 

Statewide Databases 



Academic 



D'Arcy McNickle Library 

Fred Noel, Library Director 

Lake County 

PO Box 70 Pablo, MT 59855 

(406) 275-4875 

Web Site: http://skclibrary.skc.edu 

Catalog: http://skc.lib.umt.edu/cgi-bin/Pwe- 

brecon.cgi 

University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, State- 
wide Databases 




Flathead Valley Community 
College Library 

Michael Ober, Library Director 

Flathead County 

777 Grandview Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 756-3856 

Web Site: http://www.fvcc.edu/academics/student- 

resources/library/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Mansfield Library at the 
College of Technology 

Steven Atkin, Library Director 

Missoula County 

909 South Avenue West Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 243-7820 

Web Site: http://www.lib.umt.edu 

Catalog: http://libcat.lib.umt.edu 

University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, State- 
wide Databases 




Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library 

Bonnie Allen, Dean of Libraries 

Missoula County 

32 Campus Drive #9936 Missoula, MT 5981 2 

(406) 243-6800 

Web Site: http://www.lib.umt.edu 

Catalog: http://libcat.lib.umt.edu 

University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, Montana 
Memory Project Participant, Statewide Databases 

Medicine Spring Library 

Ginny Weeks, Library Director 
Glacier County 

PO Box 81 9 Browning, MT 5941 7 
(406) 338-541 1 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

William J. Jameson Law Library 

Fritz Snyder, Library Director 

Missoula County 

6th & Maurice Missoula, MT 5981 2 

(406) 243-2699 

Web Site: http://www.umt.edu/law/library 

Catalog: http://libcat.lib.umt.edu 

University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, State- 
wide Databases 



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Other 



Jocko Valley Public Library 

Jo Crawford, Library Director 

Lake County 

PO Box 1 58 Arlee, MT 5982 1 

(406) 726-3572 

Web Site: http://www.blackfoot.net/~arl3572/ 

Lib_lnfo.html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Swan Lake Public Library 

Terry McLeod, Librarian 

Lake County 

70900 Hwy 83 Swan Lake, MT 5991 1 

(406) 886-2086 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



School 



Arlee Elementary School Library 

Susan Black, School Librarian 
Lake County 
Arlee, MT 59821 
(406)726-3216 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Arlee High School Library 

Susan Domingo, School Librarian 

Lake County 

PO Box 37 Arlee, MT 59821 

(406)726-3216 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Big Sky High School 

Christine Fogerty, School Library Media Spe- 
cialist 

Missoula County 

31 00 South Ave W Missoula, MT 59804 

(406) 728-2401 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/bigsky/ 

Library/tabid/1 703/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Bigfork High School Library 

Matt Porrovecchio, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406) 837-7420 

Web Site: http://web.me.com/mporrovecchio/ 

BHS_Library/Library_Home.html 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Bigfork K-8 Library 

Scarlett Sherman, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 188 Bigfork, MT 5991 1 

(406)837-7412 

Web Site: http://www.bigfork.k1 2.mt.us 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Bissell Public Schools 

Amy Peterson, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

5955 Farm To Market Road Whitefish, MT 59937 

(406) 862-2828 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Bonner Public School 

Brianna Huffman, Librarian 
Missoula County 
PO Box 1 004 Bonner, MT 59823 
(406)258-6151 

Web Site: http://www.bonner.k12.mt.us/library 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Brady Public Schools 

Richard Moss, School Librarian 
Pondera County 
PO Box 1 66 Brady, MT 5941 6 
(406) 753-2522 

Web Site: http://www.3rivers.net/~bradyps/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Browning High School Library 

Teresa Gilham, School Librarian 
Glacier County 

PO Box 809 Browning, MT 5941 7 
(406) 338-2745 

Web Site: http://www.bps.k1 2.mt.us 
Catalog: http://www.bps.k1 2. 
mt.us/1 5281 071 31 11 352850/site/default.asp 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Browning Middle School 

Glenn Castle, Library Media Specialist 
Glacier County 

PO Box 789 Browning, MT 5941 7 
(406) 338-2725 

Web Site: http://www.bps.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Hungry Horse, MT 59919 
(406) 387-5323 

Statewide Databases 

Canyon Elementary School Library 

Diane Volkman, Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406) 892-6543 

Web Site: http://cfsd6.k12.mt.us/canyon/can- 

yonhome.html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cayuse Prairie Elementary School 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

897 Lake Blaine Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4560 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Charlo Public Schools 

Jan Rasmussen, School Librarian 
Lake County 

PO Box 1 Charlo, MT 59824 
(406) 644-2206 

Web Site: http://www.charlo.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cherry Valley School 

Dale Hannon, Special Librarian 
Lake County 

1 07 8th Avenue West Poison, MT 59860 
(406) 883-6329 

Web Site: http://www.polson.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Chief Charlo Elementary School 

Mary Greil, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

5600 Longview Missoula, MT 59803 

(406) 542-4005 

Web Site: http://www.teacherweb.com/MT/Chief- 

Charlo/Library/ 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Clinton Elementary School 

Marilyn Yvonne Richie, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

PO Box 250 Clinton, MT 59825 

(406)825-3113 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Cold Springs Elementary School 

Elaine Williams, School Principal 

Missoula County 

2625 Briggs St Missoula, MT 59803 

(406)542-4010 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/portal/cold- 

springs/Library/tabid/1901/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls High School 

Soozi Crosby, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6500 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Columbia Falls Jr High School 

Karyl Gopp, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 
(406) 892-6530 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Conrad Elementary K-8 

Sande Larson, Librarian 
Pondera County 

21 5 S Maryland Conrad, MT 59425 
(406)278-7618 

Web Site: http://www.conradschools.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Conrad High School Library 

Ruth Fladstol, School Library Media Specialist 

Pondera County 

21 5 S Maryland Conrad, MT 59425 

(406) 278-3285 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cornelius Hedges Elementary School 

Nancy Schauf, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
827 4th Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4809 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/. 
OClC, Statewide Databases 

Creston Elementary School 

Judy Hewitt, School Librarian 
Flatnead County 

4495 Montana 35 Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-2859 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cut Bank Elementary School 

Charleen Henderson, School Librarian 

Glacier County 

1 01 3rd Ave SE Cut Bank, MT 59427 

(406)873-5513 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cut Bank High School 

John Nix, School Librarian 
Glacier County 

101 3rd Avenue SE Cut Bank, MT 59427 
(406) 873-5629 

Web Site: http://www.cutbankschools.net 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Cut Bank Middle School 

Randi Larson, School Librarian 
Glacier County 

101 3rd Ave SE Cut Bank, MT 59427 
(406) 873-4421 

Web Site: http://www.montanavision.net/~cbps 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Dayton School Library 

Nicole Fant, Librarian 

Lake County 

PO Box 1 95 Dayton, MT 5991 4 

(406)849-6210 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Deer Park Schools 

Bobbie Vaden, Librarian 

Flathead County 

2105 Middle Road Columbia Falls, MT 59912 

(406) 892-5388 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Desmet Elementary School 

Rose Woodford, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

6355 Padre Lane Missoula, MT 59802 
(406) 549-4994 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Dupuyer Elementary 

Lydia Mild, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Pondera County 

PO Box 149 Dupuyer, MT 59432 

(406) 472-3297 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

East Glacier Park Elementary School 

Kar (Karlona) Sheppard, School Librarian 
Glacier County 

PO Box 1 50 East Glacier, MT 59434 
(406) 226-5546 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Edgerton School Library 

Sandy Streit, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1400 Whitefish Stage Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-4035 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Elrod Elementary School 

Laurie Latimer, Librarian 
Flathead County 

41 2 3rd Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3683 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Evergreen Public Schools 

Diane Bagby, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

18 W Evergreen Drive Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)751-1118 

Web Site: https://www.edline.net/pages/Ever- 

green_SD50 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Fair-Mont-Egan Public Schools 

Linda Howard, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

797 Fairmont Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7072 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Flathead High School 

Aarica Phillips, Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

644 4th Ave W Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3493 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us/fhs/lmc/ 
startLRC.html 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Franklin Elementary School 

Nancy Peterson, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

1901 S 1 0th W Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 542-4020 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/frank- 

lin/Library/tabid/1407/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Frenchtown K-8 Library 

Niki Evans, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

PO Box 1 1 7 Frenchtown, MT 59834 
(406) 626-2620 

Web Site: http://www.frenchtown.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Galata Elementary School 

Emmylou Fleming, Supervising Teacher/Librar- 
ian 

Toole County 

PO Box 76 Galata, MT 59444 
(406)432-2123 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Glacier Gateway Elementary School 

Terry Divoky, School Librarian 

Flatnead County 

PO Box 1 259 Columbia Falls, MT 5991 2 

(406) 892-6540 

Web Site: http://www.sd6.k12.mt.us/gg/gghome. 

html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Glacier High School Library 

Lisa Lykins, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

375 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 758-8367 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k1 2.mt.us/ghs/ 
index.htm 

Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Hawthorne Elementary School 

Michele Nokleby, Media Specialist 

Missoula County 

2835 S 3rd W Missoula, MT 59804 

(406) 542-4025 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/haw- 

thorne/Library/tabid/1900/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Heart Butte Schools 

Kevin Kriskovich, Librarian 
Pondera County 

PO Box 259 Heart Butte, MT 59448 
(406) 338-2200 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Helena Flats Public Schools 

Diane Taylor, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 000 Helena Flats Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406) 257-2301 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Hellgate Elementary School K-2 

Linda Watts, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

2385 Flynn Lane Missoula, MT 59808 

(406)721-2160 

Web Site: http://www.hellgate.k1 2.mt.us/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Hellgate High School 

Peggy Cordell, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

900 S. Higgins Ave Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/portal/ 

hhs/Departments/LibraryMediaCenter/tabid/1 1 89/ 

Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 

sirsi.exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Hellgate Intermediate School 3-5 

Ellen Marshall, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

2385 Flynn Lane Missoula, MT 59808 

(406)549-6109 

Web Site: http://www.hellgate.k1 2.mt.us/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Hellgate Middle School 6-8 

Becky Mosbacher, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

2385 Flynn Lane Missoula, MT 59808 

(406)721-2452 

Web Site: http://www.hellgate.k1 2.mt.us/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

K.William Harvey Elementary 

Louise Schlegel, School Librarian 
Lake County 

PO Drawer R Ronan, MT 59864 
(406) 676-3390 

Web Site: http://www.ronan.net/~rsd30/ 
Catalog: http://library.ronank12.edu 
OClC, Statewide Databases 

K.W. Bergan School 

Diana Kauers, School Librarian 
Glacier County 

PO Box 629 Browning, MT 5941 7 
(406) 873-2978 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kalispell Middle School 

Jana Warnell, Librarian 
Flathead County 

514 East Washington Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3840 

Web Site: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kila Elementary School 

Cynthia Thorsen, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
PO Box 40 Kila, MT 59920 
(406) 257-2428 

Web Site: http://www.digisys.net/kila/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Knees Elementary 

Lia Payne, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Pondera County 

PO Box 424 Brady, MT 5941 6 

(406) 627-2446 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Lakeside Elementary School 

Georgia Pris, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 844-2208 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lewis and Clark Elementary School 

Erin Lipkind, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

2901 Park St Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 542-4035 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/lewis/ 

Library/tabid/1 896/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Linderman Elementary School 

Roxanne Hovenkotter, School Librarian 
Lake County 

1 1 1 4th Ave East Poison, MT 59860 
(406) 883-6229 

Web Site: http://www.polson.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Linderman Jr. High School 

Laurie Latimer, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
1 24 3rd Ave E Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3992 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lolo School Library 

JodiTeeple, Librarian 
Missoula County 

1 1 395 Highway 93 South Lolo, MT 59847 
(406) 273-6686 

Web Site: http://www.lolo.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lowell School Library 

Andrea Phillip, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

Missoula, MT 59802 

(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/ 

lowell/Library/tabid/2077/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 

sirsi.exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Loyola Sacred Heart H. S. 

Patrice Schwenk, Librarian 

Missoula County 

320 Edith Missoula, MT 59801 

(406)549-6101 

Web Site: http://www.Montana.com/loyola/ 

loyola.html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Marion School District 

Joe Fisher, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

205 Gopher Lane Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 854-2333 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Meadow Hill Middle School 

Brenda Gillhouse, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

421 S. Reserve St Missoula, MT 59803 

(406) 542-4045 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/mead- 

owhill/Library/tabid/2020/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Miami Elementary 

JAnice Hayworth, Supervising Teacher/Librar- 
ian 

Pondera County 

504 South Wisconsin Street Conrad, MT 59425 
(406) 278-5332 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Missoula County Public Schools 

Matt Clausen, Technical Coordinator 

Missoula County 

215 S 6th St W Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/ 

Staff/Libraries/tabid/292/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 

sirsi.exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Missoula International School 

Laura Bovard, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

1 1 00 Harrison Ave Missoula, MT 59802 

(406) 542-9924 

Web Site: http://www.mismt.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 




Montana Academy 

Connie Jones, Library Director 

Flathead County 

Marion, MT 59925 

(406) 858-2339 

Web Site: http://www.montanaacademy.com 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Montana Digital Academy 

Jason Neiffer, Curriculum Director 

Missoula County 

32 Campus Drive Missoula, MT 5981 2 

(406)243-4619 

Web Site: http://www.montanadigitalacadmey, 

org 

Statewide Databases 

Mount Jumbo Elementary School 

Patti Ragen Schwisow, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

735 Michigan Ave Missoula, MT 59802 
(406) 542-4050 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/ 
Missoula Schools, Statewide Databases 

Mountain View Elementary School 

Joni Woldstad, Business Manager 
Glacier County 

PO Box 1 1 69 Cut Bank, MT 59427 
(406) 336-2433 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Muldown Elementary School 

Rita Wolfe, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8620 

Web Site: http://www.wfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Napi Elementary Library 

Lorinda Devine, Library Elementary Staff 
Member 
Glacier County 

PO Box 649 Browning, MT 5941 7 
(406) 338-2735 

Web Site: http://www.bps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

North Toole County High School 

Diana Barsness, School Librarian 
Toole County 

PO Box 71 Sunburst, MT 59482 
(406) 937-281 1 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Pablo Elementary School Library 

Marcia Ganieany, School Librarian 

Lake County 

421 Andrew NW Ronan, MT 59864 

(406) 676-3390 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Paxson Elementary School 

Carole Monlux, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

101 Evans Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/portal/ 

paxson/Library/tabid/1897/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 

sirsi.exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Peterson Elementary School 

Georgane Sullivan, Librarian 
Flathead County 

1 1 1 9 2nd Street West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3731 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Pleasant Valley School 

Randy Abcock, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Flathead County 

7975 Pleasant Valley Road Marion, MT 59925 
(406) 858-2343 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Poison High School Library 

Susan Erickson, School Librarian 
Lake County 

1 1 1 4th Ave E Poison, MT 59860 
(406)883-6351 

Web Site: http://www.polson.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Poison Middle School 

LouAnne Krantz, School Librarian 
Lake County 

1 1 1 4th Ave E Poison, MT 59860 
(406) 883-6335 

Web Site: http://www.polson.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Porter Middle School 

Laraine Lundgren, School Library Media Spe- 
cialist 

Missoula County 

251 W Central Ave Missoula, MT 59801 
(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/porter/ 
Library/tabid/1687/Default.aspx 
Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 
exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Potomac Elementary School 

Roland Dierken, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

29750 Potomac Rd Bonner, MT 59823 
(406) 244-5008 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Rattlesnake Elementary School 

Patti Schwisow, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

1 220 Pineview Dr Missoula, MT 59802 

(406) 542-4050 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/rattle- 

snake/Library/tabid/1898/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ronan High School 

Heather Holmlund, School Librarian 
Lake County 

421 Andrew St. NW Ronan, MT 59864 
(406) 676-3390 

Web Site: http://www.ronank12.edu 
Catalog: http://library.ronank1 2.edu 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ronan Middle School 

Janey Salomon, School Librarian 

Lake County 

421 Andrew Street North West Ronan, MT 

59864 

(406) 676-3390 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ruder Elementary Library 

Sara Childers, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1259 Columbia Falls, MT 59912 
(406) 892-6570 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Russell Elementary School 

Patricia Marne, School Librarian 

Missoula County 

321 6 Russell Street Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 542-4080 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/russell/ 

Library/tabid/1 899/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Russell Elementary School 

Nancy Pensa, Librarian 
Flathead County 

227 W Nevada Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406)751-3915 

Web Site: http://www.sd5.k12.mt.us 
Catalog: http://destiny.sd5.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Salmon Prairie Elementary Library 

Thomas Hubbard, School Librarian 
Lake County 

PO Box 5086 Swan Lake, MT 5991 1 
(406) 754-2245 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Seeley Lake Elementary School 

Kristin Johnson, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

PO Box 840 Seeley Lake, MT 59868 
(406) 677-2265 

Catalog: http://21 6.1 4.225.1 5/public 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Seeley-Swan High School 

Katrina Stout, School Library Media Specialist 

Missoula County 

PO Box 41 6 Seeley Lake, MT 59868 

(406) 677-3255 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/see- 

leyswan/Library/tabid/1380/Default.aspx 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 

exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Sentinel High School 

Jillian Crerar, Media Specialist 

Missoula County 

901 South Ave W Missoula, MT 59801 

(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/senti- 

nel/library/ 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 

sirsi. exe/x/0/0/57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Shelby Elementary School Library 

Sharon Bashor, School Librarian 
Toole County 

901 Valley Street Shelby, MT 59474 
(406)424-8910 

Web Site: http://www.shelby.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Shelby Junior and Senior 
High School Library 

Wendy Reynolds, School Librarian 

Toole County 

1 001 Valley Street Shelby, MT 59474 

(406)424-8910 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Shelby Middle School Library 

Mary-Karen Marek, School Librarian 
Toole County 

1 001 6th St N Shelby, MT 59474 
(406) 434-5236 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Smith Valley School District #89 Library 

Shelly Means, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2901 Highway 2 West Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 756-4535 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Somers Public Schools Library 

Lee Lykins, School Library Media Specialist 

Flathead County 

PO Box 1 59 Somers, MT 59932 

(406) 857-3301 

Web Site: http://somerssd.schoolwires.com/som- 

erssd/site/default.asp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Joseph School Library 

Patrice Schwenk, Media Specialist 
Missoula County 

503 Edith Street Missoula, MT 59801 
(406)549-1290 

Web Site: http://www.Montana.com/stje/index.html 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Matthew's School Library 

Myrna Matulevich, School Librarian 
Flathead County 
602 Main St Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 752-6303 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Summit Preparatory School 

Kathy Babcock, Librarian 

Flathead County 

1 605 Danielson Road Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)758-8100 

Web Site: www.summitprepschool.org 

Montana Shared Catalog, Statewide Databases 

Sunburst Public Schools Library 

Robin Johannsen, School Librarian 

Toole County 

PO Box 71 Sunburst, MT 59482 

(406)937-2816 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Sunset Elementary Library 

DarleneTroutwine, School Clerk 

Missoula County 

PO Box 344 Greenough, MT 59836 

(406)244-5916 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Swan River School Library 

Mari Nelson, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

1 205 Swan Highway Bigfork, MT 5991 1 
(406) 837-4528 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Swan Valley Elementary School Library 

Shirley Webb, Library Staff Member 
Missoula County 

6423 Mt Highway 83 Condon, MT 59826 
(406) 754-2471 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Target Range Public Schools Library 

Jean Langlas, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

4095 S Ave W Missoula, MT 59804 
(406) 549-9239 
Web Site: http://target.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Two Eagle River School Library 

Lisa Koetter, School Librarian 
Lake County 

PO Box 1 60 Pablo, MT 59855 
(406) 675-0292 

Web Site: http://twoeagle.schools.bia.edu 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Upper W. Shore Elem./ 
Dayton School Library 

Casey Love, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Lake County 

PO Box 1 95 Dayton, MT 59914 

(406) 849-5484 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Valier Public Schools Library 

ReneeGabbard, School Librarian 
Pondera County 
PO Box 528 Valier, MT 59486 
(406) 279-331 1 

Web Site: http://www.vhs.montana.com 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Valley Christian High School Library 

Marsha Snyder, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

2526 Sunset Lane Missoula, MT 59801 
(406) 549-0482 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Valley View Elementary Library 

Amy Westphal, Librarian 

Lake County 

42448 Valley View Road Poison, MT 59860 

(406) 883-2208 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Vina Chattin Media Center 

Jackie Conway, Library Media Specialist 

Glacier County 

PO Box 689 Browning, MT 5941 7 

(406) 338-2758 

Web Site: http://www.bps.k12.mt.us/library/vc/index. 

htm 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Washington Middle School Library 

Gretchen Murray, School Library Media Special- 
ist 

Missoula County 

645 W Central Ave Missoula, MT 59801 
(406) 542-4085 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/washington/ 
Library.htm 

Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi. 
exe/x/0/0//57/49 

Missoula Schools, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Glacier Elementary School Library 

Anna Stene-Bouley, School Librarian 

Flathead County 

PO Box 309 West Glacier, MT 59936 

(406)888-5312 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Valley Elementary Library 

Renell Wilson, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

2290 Farm To Market Rd Kalispell, MT 59901 
(406) 755-7239 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Whitefish High School Library 

Dan Kohnstamm, School Librarian 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8600 

Web Site: http://wfps.k12.mt.us/wfhs/library/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Whitefish Middle School Library 

Dana Carmichael, Library Media Specialist 
Flathead County 

600 E Second Street Whitefish, MT 59937 
(406) 862-8650 

Web Site: http://wfps.k12.mt.us/Central/li- 
brary/CentralJJbrary.htm 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Willard Alternative High School Library 

Junell Lawrence, School Library Media Special- 
ist 

Missoula County 

901 South 6th Street West Missoula, MT 59801 
(406) 728-2400 

Web Site: http://www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/ 
willard/Library/tabid/814/Default.aspx 
Catalog: http://lib.mcps.k1 2.mt.us/uhtbin/cgi- 
sirsi.exe/x/0/0/57/49 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Woodman Elementary School Library 

Michelle Morgan, School Librarian 
Missoula County 

1 8470 Highway 1 2 West Lolo, MT 59847 
(406) 273-6777 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Special 



Community Medical Center 
Education Resources 

Pamela Olsen, Manager, Education Resources 
Missoula County 

2827 Fort Missoula Road Missoula, MT 59804 
(406) 327-4038 

Statewide Databases 



George C. Ruhle Library 

Sheree West, Librarian 
Flathead County 

PO Box 1 28 West Glacier, MT 59936 
(406) 888-7932 

Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/glac/research/ 
library.htm 

Catalog: http://library.nps.gov 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kalispell Regional Medical 
Center Medical Library 

Heidi Sue Adams, Medical Librarian 

Flathead County 

310 Sunnyview Lane Kalispell, MT 59901 

(406)752-1739 

Web Site: http://www.nwhc.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Learning Center @ St. Patrick Hospital 

Dana Kopp, Library Director 

Missoula County 

PO Box 4587 Missoula, MT 59806 

(406)329-5710 

Web Site: http://chi.saintpatrick.org 

Catalog: http://catalog.lib.umt.edu/vwebv/ 

searchBasic 

University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, State- 
wide Databases 

Mansfield Library- Instructional 
Media Services 

Dana Copp, Library Director 
Missoula County 

32 Campus Dr #4968 Missoula, MT 5981 2 
(406) 243-4070 

Web Site: http://www.lib.umt.edu/ 
Catalog: http://www.lib.umt.edu/catalog.htm 
Statewide Databases 

Missoula Montana Stake 
Family History Center 

Merlyn Lofgren, Library Director 

Missoula County 

2621 Garland Drive Missoula, MT 59803 

(406)543-6148 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Rural Institute on Disabilities 

Diana Spas, Library Director 

Missoula County 

634 Eddy Ave Lower Level Missoula, MT 59812 

(800) 732-0323 

Statewide Databases 

Stranahan Library 

Blakely Brown, Networking Coordinator 

Missoula County 

2925 North Reserve Street Missoula, MT 59808 

(406)541-3774 

Statewide Databases 

Western Montana Clinic Medical Library 

Paulette Cote, Library Director 
Missoula County 
PO Box 7609 Missoula, MT 59807 
(406) 329-7343 

Statewide Databases 



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State of Montana Index 





Montana 


United States 


Rank in US 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


6.2 


79.6 


49 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


358,667 


105,480,101 


44 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.6 


46 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


974,989 


307,006,550 


44 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.1 


9.1 


21 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


72,799 


25,581,948 


40 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


902,195 


281,421,906 


44 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,438 


21,299,656 


43 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.4 


6.9 


39 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


219,828 


74,548,215 


44 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


24.3 


40 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


141,903 


39,570,590 


44 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.6 


12.9 


7 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.7 


40 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


880,107 


244,298,393 


43 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,282 


39,641,060 


50 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,873 


3,151,284 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,810 


14,013,954 


49 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


707 


578,353 


42 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5.2 


17.9 


44 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


145,732 


49,746,248 


44 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


12,508 


4,265,555 


43 


Deaths 2006 


8,472 


2,426,264 


44 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


73 


28,527 


48 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.6 


54.1 


32 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.8 


11.1 


49 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.2 


80.4 


6 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


24.4 


24.4 


22 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,151 


21,587 


47 


Median household income 2008 


43,948 


52,029 


42 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


13 


17 


Personal income 2007 


31,783 


11,634,322 


46 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,225 


38,615 


40 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


8,842,960 


2,771,782,152 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,141 


9,116 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


441,279 


129,925,421 


44 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


28,648 


14,020,948 


45 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


6.9 


12.1 


40 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


69.1 


66.2 


25 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


99,500 


1 1 9,600 


31 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


15.7 


26.4 


43 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


1,686 


582,963 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


253,576 


95,41 0,469 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


498,907 


154,142,000 


44 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


30,862 


14,265,000 


46 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


6.2 


9.3 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


647,427 


180,943,800 


44 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


88,372 


14,185,000 


34 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


93,107 


24,257,000 


45 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


22,293,038 


8,848,240,000 


47 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


34,433 


48,900 


51 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18 


26 


49 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


353,807.0 


1 20,604,265.0 


46 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


83,999 


21,708,021 


43 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,537,986 


449,498,718 


45 


Total number of firms 2002 


1 00,402 


22,974,655 


42 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


4,987,577 


3,916,136,712 


47 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,223,420 


4,634,755,112 


47 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


10,122,625 


3,056,421,997 


45 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,116 


10,615 


17 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


61,388,462 


922,095,840 


2 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Flathead County Index 





County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


14.6 


6.2 


9 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


29,588 


358,667 


4 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.5 


13 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


89,624 


974,989 


4 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


20.3 


8.1 


2 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


15,153 


72,799 


3 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


74,471 


902,195 


4 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,012 


62,438 


3 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.7 


6.4 


12 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21,172 


219,828 


3 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


23.6 


22.5 


15 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


12,722 


141,903 


3 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.2 


14.6 


45 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.0 


30 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


86,247 


880,107 


4 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


462 


7,282 


5 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,083 


62,873 


12 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


485 


6,810 


5 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


53 


707 


5 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


38 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


11,477 


145,732 


4 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


1,189 


12,508 


4 


Deaths 2006 


744 


8,472 


2 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


5 


73 


4 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


52.4 


53.6 


50 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.1 


1.8 


10 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.4 


87.2 


14 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


22.4 


24.4 


13 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


18,112 


17,151 


6 


Median household income 2008 


44,013 


43,948 


12 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


12 


14 


41 


Personal income 2007 


3,053 


31,783 


4 


Per capita personal income 2007 


35,185 


33,225 


9 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


531,867 


8,842,960 


24 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


6,012 


9,141 


52 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


38,406 


441,279 


4 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


3,633 


28,648 


4 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


10.4 


6.9 


3 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


73.3 


69.1 


29 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 25,600 


99,500 


5 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


12.5 


15.7 


17 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


86 


1,686 


6 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


17,552 


253,576 


5 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


44,516 


498,907 


4 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


4,743 


30,862 


1 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


10.7 


6.2 


3 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


63,320 


647,427 


4 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


14,042 


88,372 


3 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


4,979 


93,107 


6 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


2,104,358 


22,293,038 


4 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


33,234 


34,433 


16 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


19.0 


17.7 


21 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


4,364 


37,755 


3 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


36,147.0 


353,807.0 


4 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


10,078 


83,999 


2 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


159,629 


1,537,986 


4 


Total number of firms 2002 


11,341 


1 00,402 


3 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


645,595 


4,987,577 


2 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


488,523 


7,223,420 


3 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,025,123 


10,122,625 


4 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


13,232 


11,116 


4 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


251,597 


61,388,462 


52 


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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


4.4 


6.2 


19 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


4,304 


358,667 


15 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


3.0 


2.5 


2 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


13,550 


974,989 


13 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


2.3 


8.1 


15 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


304 


72,799 


15 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


13,247 


902,195 


13 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,318 


62,438 


11 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


9.7 


6.4 


3 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


4,314 


219,828 


11 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


31.8 


22.5 


3 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,378 


141,903 


25 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


10.2 


14.6 


54 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.6 


50.0 


12 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


4,626 


880,107 


31 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


185 


7,282 


7 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


8,251 


62,873 


1 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


63 


6,810 


13 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


16 


707 


10 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


11 


5 


6 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


2,077 


145,732 


16 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


246 


12,508 


12 


Deaths 2006 


131 


8,472 


15 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


1 


73 


17 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


62.2 


53.6 


26 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.1 


1.8 


9 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


78.6 


87.2 


51 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


16.5 


24.4 


37 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


11,597 


17,151 


54 


Median household income 2008 


36,149 


43,948 


38 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


26 


14 


2 


Personal income 2007 


338 


31,783 


18 


Per capita personal income 2007 


25,349 


33,225 


45 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


169,302 


8,842,960 


48 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


12,732 


9,141 


19 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


5,226 


441,279 


17 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


-16 


28,648 


51 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


-0.3 


6.9 


38 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


62.0 


69.1 


54 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


60,900 


99,500 


35 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


11.7 


15.7 


20 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 





1,686 


42 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 





253,576 


42 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


5,622 


498,907 


16 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


487 


30,862 


13 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


8.7 


6.2 


6 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


6,318 


647,427 


18 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


472 


88,372 


20 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


2,431 


93,107 


9 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


224,325 


22,293,038 


17 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


35,506 


34,433 


10 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


14.9 


17.7 


39 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


249 


37,755 


25 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


249 


37,755 


25 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


2,025.0 


353,807.0 


25 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


759 


83,999 


22 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


31,836 


1,537,986 


9 


Total number of firms 2002 


888 


1 00,402 


22 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 





4,987,577 


17 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


34,361 


7,223,420 


18 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


80,786 


10,122,625 


18 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


6,116 


11,116 


32 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


1,700,179 


61,388,462 


10 


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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


17.7 


6.2 


6 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


10,192 


358,667 


9 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.5 


9 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


28,605 


974,989 


9 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


7.9 


8.1 


11 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


2,098 


72,799 


7 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


26,507 


902,195 


9 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


2,018 


62,438 


8 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7.1 


6.4 


8 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,201 


219,828 


9 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


25.2 


22.5 


9 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


4,480 


141,903 


9 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


15.7 


14.6 


40 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.8 


50.0 


8 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


20,737 


880,107 


9 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


135 


7,282 


8 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,575 


62,873 


3 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


129 


6,810 


10 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


16 


707 


9 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


7 


5 


14 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


4,741 


145,732 


9 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


445 


12,508 


7 


Deaths 2006 


263 


8,472 


9 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


2 


73 


11 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.9 


53.6 


45 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.6 


1.8 


22 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


84.2 


87.2 


30 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


22.2 


24.4 


14 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


15,173 


17,151 


31 


Median household income 2008 


38,505 


43,948 


28 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


21 


14 


6 


Personal income 2007 


734 


31,783 


9 


Per capita personal income 2007 


25,853 


33,225 


44 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


259,243 


8,842,960 


38 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,036 


9,141 


33 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


14,265 


441,279 


9 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


660 


28,648 


7 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


4.9 


6.9 


6 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


71.4 


69.1 


33 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 1 7,200 


99,500 


6 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


8.0 


15.7 


29 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


17 


1,686 


8 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


2,653 


253,576 


8 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


11,354 


498,907 


9 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


959 


30,862 


10 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


8.4 


6.2 


9 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


14,597 


647,427 


9 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


779 


88,372 


18 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


2,791 


93,107 


7 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


382,084 


22,293,038 


9 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


26,176 


34,433 


35 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18.4 


17.7 


23 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


890 


37,755 


9 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


890 


37,755 


9 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


5,955.0 


353,807.0 


9 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


2,397 


83,999 


8 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


26,839 


1,537,986 


11 


Total number of firms 2002 


2,734 


1 00,402 


9 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


152,941 


4,987,577 


6 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,155 


7,223,420 


33 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1 94,425 


10,122,625 


9 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


7,199 


11,116 


20 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


637,306 


61,388,462 


43 


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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


36.9 


6.2 


3 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


38,439 


358,667 


2 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.4 


2.5 


33 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


1 08,623 


974,989 


2 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


13.4 


8.1 


4 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


12,824 


72,799 


4 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


95,802 


902,195 


2 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,396 


62,438 


2 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


5.9 


6.4 


22 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21,216 


219,828 


2 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


19.5 


22.5 


45 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1 2,240 


141,903 


4 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


11.3 


14.6 


51 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


49.8 


50.0 


33 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


101,443 


880,107 


2 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


866 


7,282 


3 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


3,034 


62,873 


10 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,279 


6,810 


2 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


102 


707 


2 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5 


5 


21 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


13,972 


145,732 


2 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


1,230 


12,508 


2 


Deaths 2006 


677 


8,472 


4 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


4 


73 


6 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


45.4 


53.6 


55 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.3 


1.8 


8 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


91.0 


87.2 


3 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


32.8 


24.4 


2 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,808 


17,151 


9 


Median household income 2008 


43,260 


43,948 


15 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


17 


14 


19 


Personal income 2007 


3,548 


31,783 


2 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,587 


33,225 


15 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


686,808 


8,842,960 


16 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


6,400 


9,141 


50 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


46,781 


441,279 


2 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


5,463 


28,648 


2 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


13.2 


6.9 


2 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


61.9 


69.1 


55 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 36,500 


99,500 


2 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


23.3 


15.7 


3 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


225 


1,686 


3 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


28,665 


253,576 


4 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


58,242 


498,907 


2 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


3,324 


30,862 


3 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


5.7 


6.2 


20 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


78,732 


647,427 


2 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


1 1 ,696 


88,372 


4 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


10,568 


93,107 


1 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


2,839,115 


22,293,038 


2 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


36,060 


34,433 


9 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


17.5 


17.7 


27 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


4,348 


37,755 


4 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


4,348 


37,755 


4 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


48,621.0 


353,807.0 


2 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


9,169 


83,999 


4 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


205,956 


1,537,986 


3 


Total number of firms 2002 


11,141 


1 00,402 


4 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


551,937 


4,987,577 


3 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


715,323 


7,223,420 


2 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,525,115 


10,122,625 


2 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


15,590 


11,116 


1 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


281,893 


61,388,462 


50 


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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


4.0 


6.2 


20 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


2,410 


358,667 


32 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.6 


2.5 


6 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


5,814 


974,989 


32 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


-9.5 


8.1 


42 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


-610 


72,799 


49 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


6,424 


902,195 


32 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


392 


62,438 


28 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.7 


6.4 


13 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,487 


219,828 


29 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


25.6 


22.5 


8 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,013 


141,903 


33 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


17.4 


14.6 


33 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.7 


50.0 


11 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


4,697 


880,107 


28 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


10 


7,282 


34 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


986 


62,873 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


10 


6,810 


39 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


3 


707 


21 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


9 


5 


8 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


1,216 


145,732 


28 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


80 


12,508 


28 


Deaths 2006 


65 


8,472 


31 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


2 


73 


14 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


66.4 


53.6 


14 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.6 


1.8 


19 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


81.6 


87.2 


43 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


19.8 


24.4 


21 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


14,276 


17,151 


46 


Median household income 2008 


35,718 


43,948 


39 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


18 


14 


12 


Personal income 2007 


175 


31,783 


30 


Per capita personal income 2007 


29,484 


33,225 


28 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


74,614 


8,842,960 


12 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


12,750 


9,141 


18 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


2,809 


441,279 


32 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


-25 


28,648 


55 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


-0.9 


6.9 


53 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


70.5 


69.1 


39 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


70,500 


99,500 


28 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


11.4 


15.7 


21 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 





1,686 


38 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 





253,576 


38 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


2,572 


498,907 


33 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


147 


30,862 


32 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


5.7 


6.2 


22 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


3,302 


647,427 


32 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


11 


88,372 


48 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


428 


93,107 


35 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


91,448 


22,293,038 


34 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


27,695 


34,433 


27 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


15.8 


17.7 


37 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


183 


37,755 


30 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


183 


37,755 


30 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


1 ,422.0 


353,807.0 


31 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


450 


83,999 


31 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


2,882 


1,537,986 


36 


Total number of firms 2002 


571 


1 00,402 


32 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 





4,987,577 


20 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


36,015 


7,223,420 


17 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


44,623 


10,122,625 


26 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


7,128 


11,116 


21 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


944,486 


61,388,462 


28 


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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


2.8 


6.2 


28 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


1,962 


358,667 


34 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.5 


17 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


5,151 


974,989 


34 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


-2.2 


8.1 


28 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


-116 


72,799 


30 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


5,267 


902,195 


34 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


250 


62,438 


32 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


4.9 


6.4 


37 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,096 


219,828 


34 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


21.3 


22.5 


29 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


742 


141,903 


39 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.4 


14.6 


44 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


46.6 


50.0 


55 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


4,682 


880,107 


29 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


11 


7,282 


32 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


275 


62,873 


22 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


20 


6,810 


28 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1 


707 


30 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


8 


5 


11 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


884 


145,732 


33 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


45 


12,508 


35 


Deaths 2006 


62 


8,472 


34 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 





73 


39 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


60.6 


53.6 


30 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


3.6 


1.8 


2 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


81.0 


87.2 


46 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


16.8 


24.4 


35 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


14,731 


17,151 


40 


Median household income 2008 


37,175 


43,948 


35 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


16 


14 


24 


Personal income 2007 


166 


31,783 


32 


Per capita personal income 2007 


32,067 


33,225 


21 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


58,376 


8,842,960 


21 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


11,355 


9,141 


24 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


2,277 


441,279 


36 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


-23 


28,648 


53 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


-1.0 


6.9 


54 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


71.2 


69.1 


37 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


60,700 


99,500 


36 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


13.3 


15.7 


12 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


3 


1,686 


21 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


450 


253,576 


21 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


2,533 


498,907 


34 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


99 


30,862 


39 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


3.9 


6.2 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


3,468 


647,427 


31 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


179 


88,372 


31 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


716 


93,107 


28 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


122,176 


22,293,038 


27 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


35,230 


34,433 


12 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


14.2 


17.7 


44 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


203 


37,755 


28 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


203 


37,755 


28 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


1,611.0 


353,807.0 


28 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


401 


83,999 


35 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


6,204 


1,537,986 


31 


Total number of firms 2002 


577 


1 00,402 


31 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 





4,987,577 


34 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


69,269 


7,223,420 


13 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


33,657 


10,122,625 


32 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


6,401 


11,116 


28 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


1,115,019 


61,388,462 


23 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Legislative Snapshot 201 1 

Includes information for the State of Montana, 
Senate District 9, and House Districts 1 7 and 1 8. 

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Senate District 9 
Senator Rick Ripley (R) 

8920 MT Highway 200 
Wolf Creek, MT 59648-8639 





House District 17 

Representative Christy Clark (R) 

PO Box 423 
Choteau, MT 59422 




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Representative Jesse O'Hara (R) 

2221 Holly Court 

Great Falls, MT 59404-3562 




Letter from the Montana State Librarian 




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Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

Appendices 

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vii State of Montana Index 

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viii Cascade County 

ix Lewis and Clark County 

x Powell County 

xi Teton County 

Maps 

xii Legislative Districts 

xiv Senate District 9 



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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



Education and Health Services 



Government 



^^^ 




Other Consumer 

Other Business Support Industries 



December 2007 



December 2008 



December 2009 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 



jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 

Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 
of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 
regions still have more jobs than other parts 
of the state. The more vibrant economies of 
Western Montana will likely regain their status 
as economic drivers of our state as the economy 
recovers from the recession. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 
years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 



Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of the 
population will also 
cause significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. 
Census Bureau's 
population 
projections indicate 
that the working 
age population 
in Montana (ages 
18-65) will start to 
decrease starting in 
201 4, leaving businesses with fewer candidates 
for job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 




Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 





Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Cascade County 


-1.33 


2.93 


-3.64 


-2.50 


2.59 


Lewis and Clark County 


1.02 


2.58 


-1.39 


0.87 


4.47 


Powell County 


0.69 


3.96 


-2.34 


-4.42 


3.79 


Teton County 


-0.83 


0.29 


-5.64 


-3.77 


0.90 



Source: Montana Department of Revenue 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



Source: www.recovery.mt.gov, 
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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Cascade County 


42,528 


13.6 


19.6 


Lewis and Clark County 


49,959 


10.7 


13.6 


Powell County 


38,836 


17.4 


21.4 


Teton County 


40,111 


12.8 


17.3 




1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 



Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 

Montana's population density is about 6.5 persons per square mile. 







2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 




281,421,906 


307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 




902,195 


957,861 


.08 


Cascade County 




80,357 


82,1 78 


2.27 


Lewis and Clark Coi 


jnty 


55,716 


61,942 


11.17 


Powell County 




7,180 


7,089 


-1.27 


Teton County 




6,445 


6,088 


-5.54 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile 


\ 


0-2 


V 


2-4 


^ 


1 4-8 


\ 


H 8-20 




■ 20 - 54 





v- 



Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 





2000 


2001 


2002 


2003 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 


% Change 


Cascade County 


35,225 


35,308 


35,41 1 


35,464 


35,591 


35,734 


35,960 


36,192 


36,417 


36,526 


3.69 


Lewis and Clark County 


25,672 


25,812 


25,855 


25,943 


26,042 


26,248 


26,452 


26,577 


26,674 


26,687 


3.95 


Powell County 


2,930 


2,931 


2,931 


2,927 


2,923 


2,941 


2,936 


2,929 


2,924 


2,916 


-0.48 


Teton County 


2,910 


2,913 


2,915 


2,911 


2,913 


2,921 


2,919 


2,921 


2,917 


2,911 


0.03 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 


Population Estimates 





















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Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 



Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 j 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Cascade County 


11,555 


10,604 


8,402 


6,887 


Lewis and Clark County 


7,016 


6,578 


5,907 


4,926 


Powell County 


1,164 


1,074 


888 


752 


Teton County 


737 


601 


447 


334 



Sou rce: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 



Montana Children and Social Services 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 


220,358 


21.0 


51,333 


8,051 


1 7,636 


1 7,465 


46,463 


Cascade County 


20,256 


19.6 


3,958 


1,307 


1,356 


1,209 


3,511 


Lewis and Clark County 


13,777 


13.6 


2,672 


575 


1,143 


856 


2,537 


Powell County 


1,154 


21.4 


266 


46 


201 


114 


259 


Teton County 


1,318 


17.3 


402 


49 


124 


127 


160 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ *facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

1 5,000 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 



12,000 



9,000 



6,000 



3,000 




March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 
Cases 


Apr 2010 
Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 


426 


Cascade County 


442 


335 


250 


350 


253 


389 


Lewis and Clark County 


245 


350 


204 


369 


219 


403 


Powell County 


18 


313 


15 


374 


20 


421 


Teton County 


9 


317 


10 


373 


10 


431 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 2010 



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Education 



Schools in Senate District 9 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 9 


House 
District 17 


House 
District 18 


High Schools 


173 


55 


17 


45 


Middle Schools 


213 


62 


28 


49 


Elementaries 


446 


255 


63 


214 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



108 



Total 832 372 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



308 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 2010 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 9 


House District 17 


House Districts 1 


Elementary 


26 


23 


2 


Secondary 


14 


12 


2 


Unified 


3 


3 


1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 43 38 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District 9 


House 
District 17 


House 
District 18 


Public 


81 


7 


4 


3 


Branches 


31 


3 


3 





Bookmobiles 


3 


1 





1 


School 


562 


60 


24 


36 


Academic 


28 


3 





3 


Special or Other 


56 


7 





7 



Total 



761 



81 



31 



50 



Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,31 1 ) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 9 


House 
District 17 


House 
District 18 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


479 


105 


390 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


48 


11 


40 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


148 


27 


125 


Low Vision 


2,129 


239 


58 


190 


Physical 


350 


28 


7 


21 


Reading 


482 


64 


13 


54 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 



Montana Shared Catalog 

Senate District 9 

Public and Branch Libraries 




Havre-Hill County library director, 

Bonnie Williamson, using the 
Montana Shared Catalog system 
to check out a book to a patron. 



Seeley Lake Branch Library, SeeleyLake 





Montana 


Senate 
District 9 


House 
District 1 7 


House 
District 18 


Participating Libraries 


132 


4 


4 


2 


Patrons 


364,554 


1,024 


1,024 


8 


Items 


3,325,517 


31,930 


31,930 


925 


Partner Group Libraries 


28 


3 


3 






Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



Source: Montana Talking Book Library 




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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

T5?r£sr 

sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 9 


House 
District 17 


House 
District 18 


Statewide Databases 


762 


72 


30 


49 


OCLC 


250 


14 


6 


10 


Courier Project 


34 


6 


4 


3 


MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


4 


3 


2 


HeritageQuest 


86 


6 


4 


3 


Montana Memory Project 


15 












Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 



Land Ownership 

Senate District 9 ranks number 11 in size and is 5,170.156 square miles, or about 4% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles). The 
average senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 9 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


House District 17 
Area 

(Sq Mi) ' 


>/o 


House District 18 
Area 

(Sq Mi) ' 


>/o 


Private 


95,738 


65 


2,574 


50 


2,327 


48 




247 


89 


Local Government 


32 


< 1 


<1 


< 1 


<1 


< 1 










Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 


470 


< 1 


61 


1 


59 


1 




2 


< 1 


State Trust Land 


8,020 


5 


314 


6 


287 


6 




26 


10 


Other State Land 


89 


< 1 


6 


<1 


5 


< 1 




<1 


< 1 


US Bureau of Land Management 


12,451 


8 


55 


1 


55 


1 




<1 


< 1 


US Fish and Wildlife Service 


1,373 


< 1 


2 


<1 


2 


<1 










US Forest Service 


26,317 


18 


2,091 


40 


2,091 


43 










US National Park Service 


1,829 


1 






















Other Federal Land 


318 


< 1 


32 


<1 


32 


<1 




<1 


< 1 



Total 146,923 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program, July 2010 



5,170 



4,893 



277 



Private Land Agricu 


Itural Use 
















Owner 


Montana 
Acres 


% 


Senate District 9 
Acres 


% 


House District 17 
Acres 


% 


House District 18 
Acres 


% 


Continuous Crop 


25,468 


<1 


266 


< 1 








266 


< 1 


Fallow Crop 


13,281,791 


16 


517,931 


17 


459,102 


16 


58,829 


29 


Farmstead 


























Grazing 


49,048,154 


59 


1,390,570 


45 


1,284,890 


45 


105,680 


52 


Irrigated 


5,220,163 


6 


271,445 


9 


235,405 


8 


36,040 


18 


Timber 


14,168,777 


17 


850,478 


28 


850,478 


30 








Wild Hay 


1,097,282 


1 


26,996 


< 1 


25,998 


< 1 


998 


<1 



Total 



82,841,635 



3,057,686 



2,855,873 



201,812 



Source: Montana Department of Administration Information Technology Services Division - Geographic Information Services, October 2010 



Conservation Easements (Acres) 





Montana 


Senate District 9 


House District 
17 


House District 
18 


Bitter Root Land Trust 


2,422 











City Government 


601 











Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy 


151 











County Government 


528 











Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust) 


16,979 











Five Valleys Land Trust 


37,763 


2,524 


2,524 





Flathead Land Trust 


8,054 











Gallatin Valley Land Trust 


36,149 











Montana Department of Transportation 


938 


47 


47 





Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 


384,984 


3,975 


3,975 





Montana Land Reliance 


831,566 


24,904 


21,646 


3,257 


National Wildlife Federation 


20 











Prickly Pear Land Trust 


3,246 











Rattlesnake Land Trust 


190 











Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 


49,220 


2,314 


2,314 





Salish and Kootenai Tribe 


102 











The Bighorn Institute 


1,443 











The Nature Conservancy 


309,443 


56,520 


56,520 





The Vital Ground Foundation 


833 











US Bureau of Reclamation 


42 











US Department of Agriculture 


17,652 


6,236 


6,236 





US Fish and Wildlife Service 


232,456 


47,304 


47,304 





US Forest Service 


20,038 


2,901 


2,901 






Total 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



1,955,555 



146,724 



143,466 



3,257 



Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure 

The Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (MSDI) is a digital 
representation of Montana's 
physical and cultural landscape 
that allows the state to be 
mapped. Some of the individual 
components of the MSDI are 
roads, lakes and streams, land 
ownership, administrative 
boundaries, soils, land use, 
structures, aerial photographs, 
watersheds, wetlands, elevation, 
and geology. 

This information is fast 
becoming a critical element for 
policy review at the state and 
local levels in both the public 
and private sectors. For more 
information see: 
http://giscoordination.mt.gov/. 






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Water 



The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains a database of water rights to assist Montana citizens and the Montana Water Court 
in the water rights adjudication process. Visit their site at http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water rts/ . 



Basin Location and Adjudication Status 




Temporary Decree 
Preliminary Decree 
Final Decree 



Dams in Senate District 9 

There are 3,666 dams in the national inventory of dams for Montana. Predominant 
uses are stock/farm ponds (48%) and irrigation (22%). Additional dams not 
included in the inventory can be found by searching for water rights. 

Source: National Inventory of Dams, USGS Geographic Names Information System, 
September 2003 



Type 


Montana 


Senate 
District 9 


House 
District 17 


House 
District 18 


Debris Control 


1 











Fish and Wildlife Pond 


1 











Flood Control 


43 











Hydroelectric 


26 











Irrigation 


822 


39 


39 





Recreation 


54 


3 


3 





Stock/Small Farm Pond 


1,771 


35 


27 


8 


Tailings 


8 











Water Supply 


44 











Other 


68 


1 


1 





Unknown 


828 


4 


4 






Total 



3,666 



82 



74 



Public Water Supplies 

There are 3,266 public water supplies located in the State of 
Montana, 83 of which are located in Senate District 9. These 
figures do not include public water supplies serving Native 
American nations. 

Count 
House District 17 

Public, community 21 

Public, non-community, non-transient 8 

Public, transient 28 

House District 18 

Public, community 12 

Public, non-community, non-transient 3 

Public, transient 11 

Source: Department of Environmental Quality, December 2007 




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Environmental Impacts 



Montana Drought Resources 

The Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee is charged with 
monitoring, forecasting, and reporting water supply and moisture 
conditions, enabling Montanans to make timely and informed decisions to 
mitigate drought impacts in a proactive manner. 

For up-to-date information and maps on Montana's current drought 
situation visit http://drouqht.mt.gov/ . 



Montana Digital Atlas 

Additional mapping and data capabili- 
ties are available through the Montana 
State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/ . 
The Montana Digital Atlas provides 
unlimited access to detailed information 
on such issues as climate, environmental 
impacts, land information, water, and 
cultural data. 




Montana Drought Status by County - July 2010 




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Montana Annual Precipitation in Inches (1895 - 2009) 



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Source: NOAA Satellite and Information Service 



Montana Fires 2002 - 2008 

All Fires As Reported by All Agencies 






Year 


Count 


Acreage 


2002 


1,372 


110,309 


2003 


2,326 


736,809 


2004 


1,447 


1 8,445 


2005 


1,316 


103,294 


2006 


2,302 


1,047,118 


2007 


1,875 


778,079 


2008 


1,424 


166,842 



Source: Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



2009 Aerial Detection Survey Data - Insect and Disease Outbreaks in Montana 

As Detected by Forest Health Protection's (FHP) Aerial Insect and Disease Detection Survey - USDA Forest Service. 








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5-Needle Pines 

^» Western Spruce Budworm 

Mountain Pine Beetle in Ponderosa Pine 
^^ Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodge Pole Pine 

Fir Engraver 

**Disclaimer** 

The sources of the digital map layer used to 
compile the base map upon which the insect and 
disease data are presented vary in both source and 
scale, therefore, accuracy is not guaranteed. 

The insect and disease data should be used only 
as an indicator of insect and disease activity, and 
should be ground-truthed for actual location 
and causal agent. Polygons indicate locations of 
tree mortality, defoliation, and/or other damage. 
Intensity of damage is variable, and not all trees 
and areas indicated are dead or damaged. The 
joint cooperators reserve the right to correct, 
modify, update, or replace the data as necessary. 
Using this data for purposes other than those for 
which it was intended may yield inaccurate or 
misleading results. 



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Energy, Mines 



Oil and Gas Wells in Senate District 9 



Abandoned Mines and Remediation Sites 





Montana 


Senate 
District 9 


House 
District 17 


House 
District 18 


Coal Bed Methane, Active 


1,117 











Coal Bed Methane, Inactive 


40 











Gas, Active 


7,351 


20 


20 





Gas, Inactive 


2,509 


21 


21 





Gas Storage, Active 


272 











Gas Storage, Inactive 


14 











Injection, Active 


1,109 


9 


9 





Injection, Inactive 


749 


3 


3 





Oil, Active 


7,230 


184 


184 





Oil, Inactive 


4,511 


107 


107 








Abandoned M 


nes 


Remediation Sites 


Montana 




6,954 




765 


Senate District 9 




18 




15 


House District 17 




16 




10 


House District 18 




2 




5 



Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, November 
2010 



Total 



24,902 



344 



344 



Montana House Heating Fuel 

Occupied housing units 373,455 



100% 



Source: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, October 2008 

Additional information about oil and gas wells is available through 
the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation's WebMapper which can be 
accessed at http://bogc.dnrc.mt.gov/. 



Energy Atlas 

Wind Power at 50 Meters - Wind Power Density 



i 



Class W/m2 

1 Poor 0-200 

2 Marginal 200-300 

3 Fair 300-400 

4 Good 400-500 

5 Excellent 500-600 

6 Outstanding 600-800 

7 Superb >800 

- County 

- Interstate 
Transmission Line 
Substation 







= 



: 



yi!$^~ i\ 



Data source: TrueWind/NWSEED 2002; POWERmap, powermap.platts.a 
Platts, A Division ofThe McGraw-Hill Companies 



Utility gas 




215,172 


57.6% 


Bottled, tank, or 


LP gas 


49,291 


1 3.2% 


Electricity 




66,504 


17.8% 


Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 


7,126 


1.9% 


Coal or coke 




841 


0.2% 


Wood 




29,473 


7.9% 


Solar energy 




235 


0.1% 


Other fuel 




4,064 


1.1% 


No fuel used 




749 


0.2% 



Sou rce: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates 
Solar Insolation Annual Average 



- County 

- Interstate 






££H - - 



\ 



■ 




2: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2002 



Geothermal Potential 

I High ^_ 



r 

i 



i — 



County 

Interstate 

Geothermal well with 
greater than 150 
{m@/m2) 



* 



■': 



Total Energy Potential from Biomass Residue 



Total Potential (mmbtu) 

I 50-775,000 

| 775,001 -2,500,000 

i 2, 500,001 -5,500,000 
5,500,001 -11,200,000 




Find additional energy related data and maps at http://www.energyatlas.org/ 



Pipelines in Senate District 9 





Montana 
Count 


Miles 


Senate District 9 
Count Miles 




House District 17 
Count Miles 




House District 18 
Count Miles 


Crude Oil 


90 


1,970 




2 




40 




2 




40 










Natural Gas 


360 


3,301 




8 




91 




6 




68 




2 


23 


Refined Product 


47 


805 






























Other 


24 


402 




2 




37 




2 




37 










Total 521 6,477 12 

Source: Pipeline Intregrity Management Mapping Application, December 2006 




169 




10 




146 




2 


23 



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Wildlife and Recreation 



Species Diversity in Senate District 9 





Montana 
(Count) 


Senate 
District 9 
(Count) 


%of 
Montana 
Species 


Amphibians 


13 


10 


77 


Birds 


328 


294 


90 


Fish 


81 


48 


59 


Mammals 


107 


86 


80 


Reptiles 


17 


13 


76 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Recreation Area (Acres) 



Senate District 9 


Fishing Access Sites 


3,562 


Fishing Conservation Areas 





State Parks 


1,481 


Wildlife Conservation Easements 





Wildlife Protection Areas 





Wildlife Management Areas 


55,944 



Total 60,987 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 

Block Management Acreage 

There are a total of 7,522,358 acres of Block Management 
land (excluding Plum Creek*) in the State of Montana. 
137,067.00 of those acres or 2% are located in Senate 
District 9. 

*Plum Creek land in FWP's Regions 1 and 2 are not included 
in these statistics. Although they are part of the Block 
Management Program, they are not traditional BMA's and are 
managed differently. 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Big Game Distribution 

Antelope 



Montana is blessed with a wealth of wildlife and habitat diversity. 
These resources provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and 
contribute substantially to the state's economy and quality of life. 

r— Wildlife Highlights 



For more information on animals, plants, 
and habitats in your Senate District, visit 
the Montana Natural Heritage Program 
at http://mtnhp.org . Resources include: 

• Montana Field Guide -an 
encyclopedia of the distribution, 
status, and biology of Montana's 
animals, plants, and biological 
communities 

• Natural Heritage Tracker and 
Map Viewer - interactive maps of 
animals, plants, land cover, and land 
stewardship 

• Land Stewardship Maps- public 
lands, conservation easements, and 
special designations 

• Wetland and riparian mapping 
information 



Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 

Leucosticte tephrocotis 




The Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch nests 
in cliff crevices and talus slopes 
among glaciers and snowfields above 
timberline in western Montana. 
During winter individuals migrate to 
lower elevations across Montana. 



Reports on 
Montana's Species 
of Concern 

Quick responses 
to data requests 
and answers from 
expert scientists on 
Montana's plants, 
animals, and biological 
communities. 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Leucosticte tephrocotis General Observations Range 




Moose 




Distribution within Indian Reservations or National Parks is not 
delineated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 



Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



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Senate District 9 Libraries and Digital Library Resources 



Public 




Belt Public Library 

Gladys Rayhill, Library Director 

Cascade County 

PO Box 467 Belt, MT 5941 2 

(406)277-3136 

Web Site: http://www.beltlibrary.org 

OCLC, HeritageQuest, Courier Project, Statewide 

Databases 




Choteau/Teton Public Library 

Marsha Hinch, Library Director 

Teton County 

PO Box 876 Choteau, MT 59422 

(406) 466-2052 

Web Site: http://www.tetonlibrarynetwork. 

net 

Catalog: http://www.tetonlibrarynetwork.net 
OCLC, MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, 
Courier Project, Statewide Databases 




Dutton/Teton Public Library 

Jean Harman, Library Director 

Teton County 

22 Main St W Dutton, MT 59433 

(406) 476-3382 

Web Site: http://tetonlibrarynetwork.net 
OCLC, MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, 
Courier Project, Statewide Databases 




Fairfield/Teton Public Library 

Brett Allen, Library Director 

Teton County 

PO Box 324 Fairfield, MT 59436 

(406) 467-2477 

OCLC, MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, 
Courier Project, Statewide Databases 




Great Falls Public Library 

Kathy Mora, Library Director 

Cascade County 

301 2nd Ave North Great Falls, MT 59401 

(406) 453-0349 

Web Site: http://www.greatfallslibrary.org 

Catalog: http://catalog.greatfallslibrary.org/ 

uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/49 

OCLC, MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, 
Courier Project, Statewide Databases 




Lewis and Clark Library 

Judy Hart, Library Director 

Lewis and Clark County 

1 20 South Last Chance Gulch Helena, MT 

59601 

(406)447-1690 

Web Site: http://wwwJewisandclarklibrary. 

org 

Catalog: http://catalogJewisandclarklibrary. 

org:8000/ 

OCLC, MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, 
Courier Project, Statewide Databases 



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Lewis and Clark Library Augusta Branch 

Susan Geise, Branch Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
PO Box 387 Augusta, MT 5941 
(406) 562-3348 

Web Site: http://wwwJewisandclarklibrary.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 




Lewis and Clark Library 
East Helena Branch 

Diane Potter, Branch Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
PO Box 1 398 East Helena, MT 59635 
(406) 227-5750 

Web Site: http://wwwJewisandclarklibrary. 
org 

Catalog: http://wwwJewisandclarklibrary.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Lewis and Clark Library Lincoln Branch 

Sherri Wood, Branch Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
PO Box 309 Lincoln, MT 59639 
(406) 362-4300 

Web Site: http://wwwJewisandclarklibrary.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Wedsworth Memorial Library 

Jacqueline Strandell, Library Director 

Cascade County 

PO Box 526 Cascade, MT 59421 

(406) 468-2848 

Web Site: http://www.cascademontana.com/ 

wedsworth 

Catalog: http://www.wedsworth@3riversdbs. 

net 

OCLC, HeritageQuest, Courier Project, Statewide 

Databases 




William K. Kohrs Memorial Library 

Kate Potter, Library Director 

Powell County 

501 Missouri Ave Deer Lodge, MT 59722 

(406) 846-2622 

Web Site: http://kohrslibrary.org 

OCLC, MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, 

Statewide Databases 



Academic 



Jack and Sallie Corette Library 

Christian Frazza, Library Director 

Lewis and Clark County 

1601 N Benton Ave Helena, MT 59625 

(406) 447-4340 

Web Site: http://www.carroll.edu/library 

Catalog: http://isbn. lib.montana.edu/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/49 

OMNI System, OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Mountain States Baptist College Library 

Richard Jonas, Library Director 

Cascade County 

21 6 9th Street North Great Falls, MT 59401 

(406)761-0308 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

MSU-Great Falls College of 
Technology Weaver Library 

Laura Wight, Library Director 
Cascade County 

2100 16th Ave South Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406)771-4398 

Web Site: http://library.msugf.edu 
Catalog: http://isbn. lib.montana.edu/uhtbin/ 
cgisirsi/acCtJDKgoh/157250078/60/502/X 
OMNI System, OCLC, Statewide Databases 



UM - Helena College of 
Technology Library 

Janice Bacino, Library Director 

Lewis and Clark County 

Helena, MT 59601 

(406) 444-2743 

Web Site: http://umhelena.edu/library 

Catalog: http://umhelena. Iib.umt.edu 

University of Montana Consortium, OCLC, MyMon- 
tanaLibrary2Go, Statewide Databases 



Bookmobile 



Great Falls Public Library Bookmobile 

Gwen Carter, Circulation Supervisor 

Cascade County 

301 2nd Ave North Great Falls, MT 59401 

(406) 453-0349 

Web Site: http://www.greatfallslibrary.org/bookmo- 

bile.html 

Catalog: http://www.greatfallslibrary.org/catalog. 

html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Institutional 



Cottonwood Union Library 

Desiree Dramstad, Library Director 

Powell County 

600 Conley Lake Road Deer Lodge, MT 59722 

(406)846-1320 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



School 



Auchard Creek Elementary 

Elaine Dirkes, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
9605 Hwy 287 Wolf Creek, MT 59648 
(406) 562-3533 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Augusta Public Schools 

Christy Hendricks, Library Director 
Lewis and Clark County 
PO Box 307 Augusta, MT 5941 
(406) 562-3384 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Avon Elementary School 

Tressa Graveley, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Powell County 

PO Box 246 Avon, MT 5971 3 

(406)492-6191 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Belt Public Schools 

Debra Ray, School Librarian 
Cascade County 
PO Box 197 Belt, MT 5941 2 
(406) 277-3351 

Web Site: http://www.beltschool.com 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

BisonLibrary 

BJ McCracken, Library Director 
Cascade County 

1 900 2nd Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6304 

Web Site: http://www.bisonlibrary.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Broadwater Elementary School 

Maria Unruh, Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

900 Hollins Helena, MT 59601 

(406)324-1152 

Web Site: http://www.helena.k1 2.mt.us 

Catalog: http://library.helena.k12.mt.us/webopac/ 

main 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Bryant Elementary School 

Charlotte Henson, School Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
1 529 Boulder Ave Helena, MT 59601 
(406)324-1181 

Web Site: http://www.helena.k1 2.mt.us/ 
Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Bynum Elementary School 

Susan Luinstra, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Teton County 

PO Box 766 Bynum, MT 5941 9 

(406) 469-2371 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

CM. Russell High School Media Center 

Amy Borger, Library Director 
Cascade County 

228 1 7th Ave NW Great Falls, MT 59404 
(406)268-6124 

Web Site: http://cmrweb.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/MediaCen- 
ter/MediaCenterPage.htm 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

C.R. Anderson Middle School Library 

Margy Kernan, School Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

1200 Knight St Helena, MT 59601 

(406)324-2813 

Web Site: http://destiny.hsd1 .org/common/welcome. 

jsp?site=102 

Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1.org/common/welcome. 

Jsp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Capital High School Library 

Jeanne Tweeten, School Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

1 00 Valley Drive Helena, MT 59601 

(406) 324-2503 

Web Site: http://destiny.hsd1 .org/common/servlet/ 

logout.do?site=103 

Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1.org/common/servlet/ 

presenthomeform.do 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cascade Public Schools 

Mary Romenesko, School Librarian 
Cascade County 
PO Box 529 Cascade, MT 59421 
(406) 468-2267 

Web Site: http://www.cascade.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Centerville School Library 

Sue Lorang, School Librarian 

Cascade County 

693 Stockett Rd Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

(406)736-5123 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Central Catholic School Library 

Kinzler Luella, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

1 301 20th Street South-McLaughlin Center- 
UGF Great Falls, MT 59401 
(406)791-5940 

Web Site: http://greatfallscentral.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Central Elementary School 

Linda Lynch, Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

402 N Warren Helena, MT 59601 

(406)324-1248 

Web Site: http://www.helena.k12.mt.us/ 

Catalog: http://library.helena.k1 2.mt.us/we- 

bopac/main 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Chief Joseph School 

Michelle Nadeau, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

5305 3rd Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6675 
Web Site: http://gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Choteau Public Schools 

Sandra Robbins, School Librarian 
Teton County 

204 7th Ave NW Choteau, MT 59422 
(406) 466-5303 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Craig Elementary 

Heidi Herbolich, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
PO Box 200 Craig, MT 59648 
(406) 235-4239 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Deep Creek Elementary 

Emma Zurich, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Cascade County 

1 508 Millegan Rd Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 866-3381 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Deer Lodge Schools 

Jacquelin Thompson, School Librarian 
Powell County 

444 Montana Avenue Deer Lodge, MT 59722 
(406) 846-2268 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Dutton-Brady Public Schools 

Danny Sims, School Librarian 
Teton County 

101 2nd St NE Dutton, MT 59433 
(406) 476-3424 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

East Middle School 

Luella Kinzler, Library Specialist 
Cascade County 

4040 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6461 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

East Valley Middle School 

Judy Salisbury, School Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
PO Box 1 280 East Helena, MT 59635 
(406) 227-7740 

Web Site: http://www.ehps.k12. 
mt.us/1 5321 081 81 63944260/site/default.asp 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Eastgate Elementary School 

Rose Powell, School Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
PO Box 1 280 East Helena, MT 59635 
(406) 227-7770 

Web Site: http://www.ehps.k12. 
mt.us/1 5321 081 81 5461 61 87/site/default.asp 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Elliston Elementary 

Brooks Phillips, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Powell County 

PO Box 160 Elliston, MT 59728 

(406) 492-7676 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Fairfield Public Schools 

Dianne Van Auken, School Librarian 
Teton County 

PO Box 399 Fairfield, MT 59436 
(406) 467-2528 

Web Site: http://www.fairfield.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Four Georgians Elementary School 

Helga Stimson, School Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

555 Custer Ave Helena, MT 59601 

(406)324-1324 

Web Site: http://destiny.hsd1.org/common/welcome. 

jsp;jsessionid=4948BA841 297F36F5E4B0C9381 D83E 

CC?site=105 

Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1 .org/common/welcome. 

jsp;jsessionid=4948BA841 297F36F5E4B0C9381 D83 

ECC 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Garrison Elementary 

Shirley Peters, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Powell County 

33 School House Road Garrison, MT 59731 

(406)846-1043 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Gold Creek Elementary 

Jessica Anderson, Supervising Teacher/Librar- 
ian 

Powell County 

PO Box 33001 1 Gold Creek, MT 59733 
(406) 288-2201 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Golden Ridge Elementary 

Elizabeth Jorden, School Librarian 
Teton County 

1 1 30 3rd Rd SW Fairfield, MT 59436 
(406) 467-3334 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Great Falls Central Catholic 
High School Media Center 

Noel Osterman, Library Media Specialist 
Cascade County 
Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406)216-3344 

Web Site: http://www.greatfallscentral.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Great Falls Public Schools 
Information Services 

Janet Enloe, User Service and Support Program 
Manager 
Cascade County 

PO Box 2428 Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6032 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Greenfield Elementary School 

Lisa Bedord, School Librarian 
Teton County 

590 2nd Road NE Fairfield, MT 59436 
(406) 467-2433 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Hawthorne Elementary School 

Andree Anderberg, School Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
430 Madison Avenue Helena, MT 59601 
(406)324-1374 

Web Site: http://www.helena.k1 2.mt.us/ 
Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Helena High School Library 

Niki Whearty, School Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

1 300 Billings Avenue Helena, MT 59601 

(406) 324-2230 

Web Site: http://destiny.hsd1 .org/common/ 

welcome.jsp;jsessionid=460BC4787BA29EEAFA73E33 

7C1A3A327?site=107 

Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1. org/common/ 

welcome.jsp;jsessionid=F29332CCF9FAD846BB63BD 

460E21A5E2 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Helena Middle School 

Barbara Lockman, School Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
1025 N Rodney Street Helena, MT 59601 
(406)324-1035 

Web Site: http://www.helena.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Helena School District #1 - IMC 

Suzi Watne, Media Services Coordinator 

Lewis and Clark County 

815 Front Street Helena, MT 59601 

(406)324-2104 

Web Site: http://www.helena.k1 2.mt.us/dis- 

trict/departme/library/index.dhtm 

Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1. org/common/ 

welcome.jsp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Helmville Elementary 

Susan Graveley, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Powell County 

PO Box 91 Helmville, MT 59843 

(406) 793-5671 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Jefferson Elementary School 

Andree Anderberg, Information Services Librar- 
ian 

Lewis and Clark County 
1 023 Broadway Helena, MT 59601 
(406) 324-2070 

Web Site: http://www.helena.k1 2.mt.us/schools/ 
elementa/jefferso/index.dhtm 
Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Jim Darcy School 

Jeanne Morigeau, School Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

990 Lincoln Rd W Helena, MT 59602 

(406)324-1420 

Web Site: http://www.helena.k1 2.mt.us/ 

schools/elementa/jimdarcy/index.dhtm 

Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1. org/common/ 

welcome.jsp;jsessionid=700937BEEED98E83E78D7F 

BC07A92004 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kessler Elementary School 

Krista Boutilier, School Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

2420 Choteau Helena, MT 59601 

(406)324-1680 

Web Site: http://destiny.hsd1 .org/common/welcome. 

jsp?site=1 12 

Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1.org/common/welcome. 

J'sp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Lewis and Clark Elementary School 

Michelle Nadeau, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

3800 1 st Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6705 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lincoln Elementary School 

Fran Combs, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

624 27th Street S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406)268-6817 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lincoln Public Schools 

Carol Collinson, School Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
PO Box 39 Lincoln, MT 59639 
(406) 362-4201 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Longfellow School 

BobThorton, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

1 1 00 Sixth Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6847 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Loy Elementary School 

AnnMarie Fraser, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

501 57th St N Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6885 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Meadowlark Elementary School 

Vicki Allen, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

2204 Fox Farm Road Great Falls, MT 59404 
(406) 268-7300 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Montana School for the Deaf 
and the Blind Library 

Staci Bechard, Library Director 
Cascade County 

391 1 Central Avenue Great Falls, MT 59401 
(406)771-6051 

Web Site: http://www.msdb.mt.gov/library.htm 
Catalog: http://catalog.greatfallsli- 
brary.org/uhtbin/cgisirsi/76PmE47b7S/ 
MSDB/277380043/60/1 180/X 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Morningside Elementary School 

Kyle Parker, Librarian 
Cascade County 

41 1 9 7th Ave N Great Falls, MT 59401 
(406) 268-6969 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Mountain View Elementary School 

AnnMarie Fraser, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

3420 1 5th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-7305 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

North Middle School 

Leah Schmirler, School Library Media Specialist 

Cascade County 

2601 8th St NE Great Falls, MT 59404 

(406) 268-6574 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k12.mt.us/Schools/North/ 

web/LI BRARY.htm 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Ovando Elementary 

Linda Hugulet, Librarian 
Powell County 

PO Box 1 76 Ovando, MT 59854 
(406) 793-5722 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Paris Gibson Alternative 
High School Library 

Rosemary Smith, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

2400 Central Avenue Great Falls, MT 59401 
(406) 268-6669 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Paris Gibson Middle School 

Luella Kinzler, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

4040 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6667 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Pendroy Elementary 

Shawna Burgmaier, Supervising Teacher/Librar- 
ian 

Teton County 

PO Box 65 Pendroy, MT 59467 
(406) 469-2299 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Powell County High School Library 

Carol Rhoads, School Librarian 

Powell County 

Deer Lodge, MT 59722 

(406) 846-2757 

Web Site: http://www.pchs.dl.k1 2.mt.us/educa 

tors/Lib/index.htm 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Power Public School Library 

Shelly Vick, School Librarian 

Teton County 

PO Box 1 55 Power, MT 59468 

(406)463-2251 

Web Site: www.power.k1 2.mt.us 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Riverview Elementary School 

Leann Svir, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

1 00 Smelter Ave NW Great Falls, MT 59404 
(406) 268-7038 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Robert H. Radley School 

Chris Dexter, School Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
PO Box 1 280 East Helena, MT 59635 
(406)227-7710 

Web Site: http://www.ehps.k12. 
mt.us/1 5321081 81 757677/site/default.asp 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Roosevelt Elementary School 

Vicki Allen, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

2501 2nd Ave N Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-7045 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Rossiter Elementary School Library 

Laura Trapp, School Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

1497 Sierra Road East Helena, MT 59602 

(406)324-1519 

Web Site: http://destiny.hsd1 .org/common/welcome. 

jsp?site=1 13 

Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1.org/common/welcome. 

Jsp 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Sacajawea Elementary School 

Sandy Johnson, Assistant Librarian 
Cascade County 

630 Sacajawea Dr Great Falls, MT 59404 
(406) 268-7086 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Simms High School Library 

Mary Jane Johnson, School Librarian 

Cascade County 

PO Box 380 Simms, MT 59477 

(406)264-5111 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Smith Elementary School Library 

Shelley Pelc, School Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

2320 5th Ave Helena, MT 59601 

(406)324-1527 

Web Site: http://destiny.hsd1 .org/ 

Catalog: http://destiny.hsd1.org/common/ 

welcome. 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Sunnyside Elementary School Library 

Jamie Williams, School Library Media Specialist 

Cascade County 

1800 19th St S Great Falls, MT 59405 

(406)268-7115 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Trinity Elementary Library 

Katrina Chaney, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Lewis and ClarK County 

PO Box 523 Canyon Creek, MT 59633 

(406) 368-2285 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ulm Public School Library 

Ruth Stokes-Gliko, School Librarian 

Cascade County 

PO Box 189 Ulm, MT 59485 

(406)866-3313 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Valley View Elementary School Library 

Jamie Williams, School Library Media Specialist 

Cascade County 

900 Ave A NW Great Falls, MT 59404 

(406)268-7173 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Vaughn Public Schools Library 

Carol Idland, School Librarian 

Cascade County 

PO Box 279 Vaughn, MT 59487 

(406)965-2231 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Warren School Library 

LynnTrenary, School Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
2690 Old York Rd Helena, MT 59602 
(406)324-1605 

Web Site: http://www.helena.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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West Elementary School Library 

Marilyn Hamer, School Librarian 

Cascade County 

1 205 1 st Ave NW Great Falls, MT 59404 

(406)268-7184 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k12.mt.us/west/index. 

html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Whittier Elementary School Library 

Carol Noble, Library Media Specialist 
Cascade County 

305 8th St N Great Falls, MT 59404 
(406) 268-7230 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Wolf Creek Elementary Library 

Valerie Cundall, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

c/o B J Young/Box 1 96 Wolf Creek, MT 59648 

(406)431-6693 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Special 



Arden G. Hill Memorial Library 

Dixie-Linda Paronto, Library Director 

Cascade County 

7356 4th Avenue N Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402 

(406)731-4638 

Web Site: http://www.341 fss.com 

Catalog: http://slk020.liberty3.net/AFSC/gate- 

way/gateway.exe 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Benefis Health Sciences Library 

Pam Windmueller, Administration 
Cascade County 

1101 26th ST S Great Falls, MT 59403 
(406) 455-5594 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cascade County Historical 
Society Archives 

Judy Ellinghausen, Library Director 

Cascade County 

422 2nd St S Great Falls, MT 59405 

(406) 452-3462 

Web Site: http://www.mtgr.mtlib.org/www/ 

library/cchs.html 

Statewide Databases 

Census and Economic Information Center 

Mary Craigle, Research Bureau Chief 
Lewis andClark County 
PO Box 200505 Helena, MT 59620 
(406)841-2740 

Web Site: http://ceic.mt.gov 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

DNRC Water Resources Library 

Cindy Forgey, Administrative Assistant 
Lewis andClark County 
PO Box 201 601 Helena, MT 59620 
(406)444-6601 

Web Site: http://msl.state.mt.us/lisd/library-dnrc.htm 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

E. L. Weigand Art Library Resource Center 

Liz Gans, Executive Director 
Lewis and Clark County 
1 2 East Lawrence Street Helena, MT 59601 
(406) 442-6400 

Web Site: http://www.holtermuseum.org/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



EPA Superfund Records Center 

Lori Hallauer, Information Services Manager 
Lewis and Clark County 
Helena, MT 59626 
(406) 457-5046 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Frederic G. Renner Library 

Sharon McGowan, Library Director 
Cascade County 

400 1 3 Street North Great Falls, MT 59401 
(406) 727-8787 

Web Site: http://www.cmrussell.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Kay McKenna Memorial Library 

Carol Bock, Library Director 
Lewis and Clark County 
7653 Canyon Ferry Road Helena, MT 59602 
(406) 475-3638 

Web Site: http://www.MontanaLearning.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

LH Lending Library 

Patti Hansen, Library Director 
Powell County 

475 Mullan Trail Gold Creek, MT 59733 
(406) 288-3436 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

McLaughlin Research Institute Library 

Barbara Crain, Library Director 
Cascade County 

1 520 23rd St. South Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 454-6007 

Web Site: http://www.montana.edu/wwwmri/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Montana Department of 
Transportation Library 

Susan Sillick, Research Bureau Chief 

Lewis and Clark County 

PO Box 201 001 Helena, MT 59620 

(406) 444-6338 

Web Site: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/research/ 

unique/services.shtml 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Montana DEQ Water Quality 
Planning Bureau Library 

Pamela Arroues, Library Director 

Lewis and Clark County 

PO Box 200901 Helena, MT 59620 

(406) 444-6763 

Web Site: http://deq.mt.gov/wqinfo/Wqlibrary 

Catalog: http://svc2.mt.gov/deq/wqlibraryse- 

arch 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Montana Historical Society 
Research Center 

Molly Kruckenberg, Research Bureau Chief 

Lewis and Clark County 

PO Box 201 201 Helena, MT 59620 

(406) 444-2681 

Web Site: http://www.montanahistoricalsoci- 

ety.org 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Montana Memory 
Project Participant, Statewide Databases 



Montana Legislative Reference Center 

Sonia Gavin, Library Director 

Lewis and Clark County 

PO Box 201 706 Helena, MT 59620 

(406) 444-3598 

Web Site: http://leg.mt.gov/css/Services%20 

Division/Reference%20Center/default.asp 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Montana Office of Public 
Instruction Resource Center 

Cheri Bergeron, Library Director 

Lewis andClark County 

PO Box 202501 Helena, MT 59620 

(406) 444-2082 

Web Site: http://www.opi. mt.gov 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Montana Public Service 
Commission Library 

Judy Scheier, Assistant Commission Secretary 

Lewis and Clark County 

PO Box 202601 Helena, MT 59620 

(406)444-6199 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Montana State Genealogical 
Society Library 

Karen Huck, Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

P.O. Box 5313 Helena, MT 59604 

(406)447-1690 

Web Site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mtlcgs/ 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 




Montana State Library 

Darlene Staffeldt, State Librarian 

Lewis and Clark County 

PO Box 201 800 Helena, MT 59620 

(406)444-3115 

Web Site: http://msl. mt.gov 

Catalog: http://mtscprod. msl.mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Montana Memory 
Project Participant, Statewide Databases 

Native American Library 

Marilyn Hamer, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

1 1 00 Sixth Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6847 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Shodair Childrens Hospital 
Professional Library 

Marjorie MCNellis, Library Staff Member 

Lewis and Clark County 

PO Box 5539 Helena, MT 59604 

(406)444-7518 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Paul&#039;s United Methodist Church 

Bruce Newell, Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
512 Logan Helena, MT 59601 
(406) 442-5643 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

St Peter&#039;s Hospital Medical Library 

Sandra Moisey-Scherer, Medical Librarian 
Lewis and Clark County 
2475 Broadway Helena, MT 59601 
(406) 447-2462 

Web Site: http://www.stpetes.org/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

State Law Library of Montana 

Judy Meadows, Library Director 

Lewis and Clark County 

PO Box 203004 Helena, MT 59620 

(406) 444-3660 

Web Site: http://courts.mt.gov/library 

Catalog: http://mtscprod.msl. mt.gov/uhtbin/ 

cgisirsi/x/0/0/49 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

The Archie Bray Foundation Library 

Rachel Hicks, Administrative Coordinator 
Lewis and Clark County 
291 5 Country Club Avenue Helena, MT 59602 
(406) 443-3502 

Web Site: http://www.archiebray.org/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

U.S. Geological Survey Library 

Lori Tuck, Hydrologist 

Lewis and Clark County 

31 62 Bozeman Avenue Helena, MT 59601 

(406) 457-5900 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

VA Medical Library 

Gail Wilkerson, Library Director 
Lewis and Clark County 
PO Box 196 Fort Harrison, MT 59636 
(406) 447-7366 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

William P. Sherman Library and Archives 

Jessica Godfrey, Library Director 
Cascade County 

P.O. Box 3434 Great Falls, MT 59403 
(406)454-1234 

Web Site: http://www.lewisandclark.org 
Catalog: http://lewisandclark.pastperfect- 
online.com/37925cgi/mweb.exe 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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State of Montana Index 





Montana 


United States 


Rank in US 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


6.2 


79.6 


49 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


358,667 


105,480,101 


44 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.6 


46 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


974,989 


307,006,550 


44 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.1 


9.1 


21 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


72,799 


25,581,948 


40 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


902,195 


281,421,906 


44 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,438 


21,299,656 


43 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.4 


6.9 


39 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


219,828 


74,548,215 


44 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


24.3 


40 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


141,903 


39,570,590 


44 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.6 


12.9 


7 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.7 


40 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


880,107 


244,298,393 


43 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,282 


39,641,060 


50 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,873 


3,151,284 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,810 


14,013,954 


49 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


707 


578,353 


42 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5.2 


17.9 


44 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


145,732 


49,746,248 


44 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


12,508 


4,265,555 


43 


Deaths 2006 


8,472 


2,426,264 


44 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


73 


28,527 


48 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.6 


54.1 


32 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.8 


11.1 


49 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.2 


80.4 


6 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


24.4 


24.4 


22 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,151 


21,587 


47 


Median household income 2008 


43,948 


52,029 


42 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


13 


17 


Personal income 2007 


31,783 


11,634,322 


46 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,225 


38,615 


40 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


8,842,960 


2,771,782,152 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,141 


9,116 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


441,279 


129,925,421 


44 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


28,648 


14,020,948 


45 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


6.9 


12.1 


40 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


69.1 


66.2 


25 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


99,500 


1 1 9,600 


31 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


15.7 


26.4 


43 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


1,686 


582,963 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


253,576 


95,41 0,469 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


498,907 


154,142,000 


44 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


30,862 


14,265,000 


46 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


6.2 


9.3 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


647,427 


180,943,800 


44 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


88,372 


14,185,000 


34 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


93,107 


24,257,000 


45 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


22,293,038 


8,848,240,000 


47 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


34,433 


48,900 


51 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18 


26 


49 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


353,807.0 


1 20,604,265.0 


46 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


83,999 


21,708,021 


43 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,537,986 


449,498,718 


45 


Total number of firms 2002 


1 00,402 


22,974,655 


42 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


4,987,577 


3,916,136,712 


47 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,223,420 


4,634,755,112 


47 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


10,122,625 


3,056,421,997 


45 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,116 


10,615 


17 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


61,388,462 


922,095,840 


2 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Cascade County Index 





County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


29.8 


6.2 


4 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


32,547 


358,667 


3 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.4 


2.5 


28 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


82,178 


974,989 


5 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


2.3 


8.1 


14 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


1,821 


72,799 


8 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


80,357 


902,195 


3 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


5,585 


62,438 


5 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.8 


6.4 


10 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


18,817 


219,828 


4 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.9 


22.5 


20 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


13,036 


141,903 


2 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


15.9 


14.6 


38 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.5 


50.0 


14 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


74,351 


880,107 


5 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,511 


7,282 


2 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


3,810 


62,873 


6 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


530 


6,810 


4 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


83 


707 


3 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5 


5 


18 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


13,958 


145,732 


3 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


1,166 


12,508 


5 


Deaths 2006 


735 


8,472 


3 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


5 


73 


5 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


52.8 


53.6 


49 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.4 


1.8 


7 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.1 


87.2 


16 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


21.5 


24.4 


17 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,566 


17,151 


11 


Median household income 2008 


42,528 


43,948 


16 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


14 


32 


Personal income 2007 


2,815 


31,783 


5 


Per capita personal income 2007 


34,41 7 


33,225 


11 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


962,942 


8,842,960 


2 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


11,739 


9,141 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


36,526 


441,279 


5 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


1,301 


28,648 


5 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


3.7 


6.9 


9 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


64.9 


69.1 


49 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


92,500 


99,500 


14 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


23.4 


15.7 


2 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


187 


1,686 


4 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


32,422 


253,576 


3 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


40,485 


498,907 


5 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


1,975 


30,862 


5 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


4.9 


6.2 


29 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


51,552 


647,427 


5 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


2,905 


88,372 


7 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


9,333 


93,107 


4 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


1,997,165 


22,293,038 


5 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


38,741 


34,433 


6 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


15.9 


17.7 


36 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


2,577 


37,755 


5 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


2,577 


37,755 


5 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


29,61 1 .0 


353,807.0 


5 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


4,952 


83,999 


6 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


129,619 


1,537,986 


5 


Total number of firms 2002 


6,732 


1 00,402 


5 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


264,453 


4,987,577 


5 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


906,765 


7,223,420 


1 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,011,663 


10,122,625 


5 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


1 2,683 


11,116 


6 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


1,379,645 


61,388,462 


17 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Lewis and Clark County Index 





County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


16.1 


6.2 


7 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


22,850 


358,667 


6 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.4 


2.5 


36 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


61,942 


974,989 


6 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


11.2 


8.1 


7 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


6,226 


72,799 


5 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


55,716 


902,195 


6 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


3,926 


62,438 


6 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.3 


6.4 


18 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


13,936 


219,828 


6 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


22.5 


23 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


8,177 


141,903 


6 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


13.2 


14.6 


48 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.3 


50.0 


19 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


58,848 


880,107 


6 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


241 


7,282 


6 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,314 


62,873 


11 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


478 


6,810 


6 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


37 


707 


6 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


30 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


8,874 


145,732 


5 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


787 


12,508 


6 


Deaths 2006 


490 


8,472 


5 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


6 


73 


3 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.2 


53.6 


48 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.6 


1.8 


24 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


91.4 


87.2 


2 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


31.6 


24.4 


3 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


18,763 


17,151 


3 


Median household income 2008 


49,959 


43,948 


4 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


11 


14 


51 


Personal income 2007 


2,191 


31,783 


6 


Per capita personal income 2007 


36,553 


33,225 


3 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


1,001,046 


8,842,960 


55 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


16,431 


9,141 


7 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


26,687 


441,279 


6 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


1,015 


28,648 


6 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


4.0 


6.9 


7 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


70.1 


69.1 


43 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


1 1 2,200 


99,500 


7 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


18.8 


15.7 


6 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


95 


1,686 


5 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


16,672 


253,576 


6 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


33,893 


498,907 


6 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


1,541 


30,862 


6 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


4.5 


6.2 


38 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


45,325 


647,427 


6 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


6,314 


88,372 


5 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


10,568 


93,107 


2 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


1,785,290 


22,293,038 


6 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


39,389 


34,433 


4 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


16.7 


17.7 


30 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


2,208 


37,755 


6 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


2,208 


37,755 


6 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


25,135.0 


353,807.0 


6 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


5,259 


83,999 


5 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


89,215 


1,537,986 


6 


Total number of firms 2002 


6,154 


1 00,402 


6 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 





4,987,577 


19 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


264,196 


7,223,420 


5 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


649,561 


10,122,625 


6 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,502 


11,116 


8 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


971,240 


61,388,462 


27 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


3.1 


6.2 


26 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


2,422 


358,667 


31 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.4 


2.5 


35 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


7,089 


974,989 


28 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


-1.3 


8.1 


25 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


-91 


72,799 


26 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


7,180 


902,195 


28 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


247 


62,438 


33 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


3.5 


6.4 


54 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,186 


219,828 


32 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


16.7 


22.5 


54 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,068 


141,903 


29 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


15.1 


14.6 


43 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


38.6 


50.0 


56 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,457 


880,107 


24 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


43 


7,282 


16 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


343 


62,873 


21 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


60 


6,810 


17 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 





707 


43 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


4 


5 


37 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


1,180 


145,732 


29 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


55 


12,508 


32 


Deaths 2006 


68 


8,472 


30 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


1 


73 


23 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.4 


53.6 


47 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


0.6 


1.8 


56 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


81.9 


87.2 


42 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


13.1 


24.4 


55 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


13,816 


17,151 


49 


Median household income 2008 


38,836 


43,948 


27 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


17 


14 


16 


Personal income 2007 


163 


31,783 


33 


Per capita personal income 2007 


22,852 


33,225 


55 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


65,293 


8,842,960 


17 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,273 


9,141 


32 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


2,916 


441,279 


30 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


-14 


28,648 


48 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


-0.5 


6.9 


42 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


71.3 


69.1 


35 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


73,500 


99,500 


24 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


7.6 


15.7 


31 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 





1,686 


51 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 





253,576 


51 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


2,663 


498,907 


31 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


222 


30,862 


27 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


8.3 


6.2 


10 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


3,620 


647,427 


30 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


27 


88,372 


43 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


1,135 


93,107 


16 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


111,857 


22,293,038 


30 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


30,900 


34,433 


18 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


22.3 


17.7 


13 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


167 


37,755 


33 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


167 


37,755 


33 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


1,156.0 


353,807.0 


33 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


514 


83,999 


27 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,610 


1,537,986 


28 


Total number of firms 2002 


606 


1 00,402 


30 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 





4,987,577 


33 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 





7,223,420 


43 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


22,652 


10,122,625 


38 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


3,217 


11,116 


50 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


670,354 


61,388,462 


41 


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County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


2.8 


6.2 


27 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


2,538 


358,667 


29 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.5 


11 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


6,088 


974,989 


31 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


-5.5 


8.1 


36 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


-357 


72,799 


44 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


6,445 


902,195 


31 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


325 


62,438 


30 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


5.3 


6.4 


31 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,423 


219,828 


30 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


23.4 


22.5 


16 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,185 


141,903 


27 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


19.5 


14.6 


24 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


51.2 


50.0 


4 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


5,851 


880,107 


25 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


12 


7,282 


29 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


119 


62,873 


32 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7 


6,810 


41 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 





707 


47 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


8 


5 


10 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


1,055 


145,732 


31 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


63 


12,508 


30 


Deaths 2006 


44 


8,472 


38 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


1 


73 


29 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


61.8 


53.6 


27 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.5 


1.8 


25 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


83.4 


87.2 


33 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


20.8 


24.4 


18 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


14,635 


17,151 


41 


Median household income 2008 


40,1 1 1 


43,948 


20 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


13 


14 


36 


Personal income 2007 


206 


31,783 


29 


Per capita personal income 2007 


34,257 


33,225 


12 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


63,060 


8,842,960 


19 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


10,524 


9,141 


27 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


2,911 


441,279 


31 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


1 


28,648 


27 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


0.0 


6.9 


27 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


75.4 


69.1 


16 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


74,700 


99,500 


23 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


9.0 


15.7 


27 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


2 


1,686 


26 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


148 


253,576 


33 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


3,017 


498,907 


29 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


134 


30,862 


34 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


4.4 


6.2 


41 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


3,753 


647,427 


29 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


436 


88,372 


22 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


556 


93,107 


31 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


102,143 


22,293,038 


32 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


27,216 


34,433 


30 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


19.2 


17.7 


20 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


209 


37,755 


27 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


209 


37,755 


27 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


1,194.0 


353,807.0 


32 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


568 


83,999 


24 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


2,748 


1,537,986 


37 


Total number of firms 2002 


707 


1 00,402 


26 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 





4,987,577 


9 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


9,470 


7,223,420 


31 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


37,290 


10,122,625 


29 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


5,899 


11,116 


35 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


1,152,691 


61,388,462 


21 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Legislative Snapshot 201 1 

Includes information for the State of Montana, 
Senate District 10, and House Districts 19 and 20. 

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Senate District 10 

Senator Bradley Maxon Hamlett (D) 

PO Box 49 

Cascade, MT 59421-0049 





House District 19 

Representative Mike Milburn (R) 

276 Chestnut Valley Road 
Cascade, MT 59421-8204 




House District 20 

Representative Steve Fitzpatrick (R) 

3203 15th Avenue South 
Great Falls, MT 59405 




Letter from the Montana State Librarian 




On behalf of the Montana State Library, I would like to welcome 
you to the 2011 legislative session. Our information experts 
have compiled this booklet to be a resource to you as you take 
on the important work of representing the collective needs of 
all Montanans and the special needs of your district during this 
legislative session. 

As for past editions, we reviewed proposed bills and national 

and state trends related to what we believe will be major 

themes in this legislative session. To that end, you will find 

a wide range of information on our state's economy, energy 

production and development, and land and water use. 

Education is always an important issue, and you will find 

relevant information on our state's public schools and test scores, as well as on the libraries 

that help to augment what our schools do. While the drought seems to have subsided, our 

forests are now inundated by both blight and bark beetles, and you will be able to take a 

look at the most current information on maps available through the State Library. Finally, 

wildlife and recreation will always be an important part of Montana life, and we've pulled 

several highlights from our collection that might help to guide your decision-making this 

session. 

The Montana State Library is a small and very unique agency. We employ not only 
librarians, but GIS and natural resource specialists and partner with botanists and zoologists, 
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We also work on behalf of all of Montana's libraries to help them provide the latest and 
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downloadable books, public access computers, online resources, or just the latest bestseller. 
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able to afford these resources and services for their patrons - all of which are being used in 
record numbers during these difficult economic times. In this age of information, most of 
which is only accessed online, the Montana State Library, through libraries across the state, 
provides a vital link that affects Montanans in a multitude of ways. 

We created this book for you to not only to provide vital information to help you make 
difficult decisions in the coming months, but to demonstrate the power of what a diverse 
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House District 19 
House District 20 



Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

Appendices 

i Library Directory 

iii State of Montana Index 

Senate District 10 County Indexes 

iv Cascade County 

Maps 

v Legislative Districts 

vii Senate District 10 



Darlene Staffeldt 
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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



Education and Health Services 



Government 



^^^ 




Other Consumer 

Other Business Support Industries 



December 2007 



December 2008 



December 2009 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 

Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 
of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 
regions still have more jobs than other parts 
of the state. The more vibrant economies of 
Western Montana will likely regain their status 
as economic drivers of our state as the economy 
recovers from the recession. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 
years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 
jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 



Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 



Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of 
the population 
will also cause 
significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. 
Census Bureau's 
population 
projections 
indicate that 
the working age 
population in 
Montana (ages 
18-65) will start 
to decrease 
starting in 2014, 

leaving businesses with fewer candidates for 
job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 






Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Cascade County 


-1.33 


2.93 


-3.64 


-2.50 


2.59 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



Source: www.recovery.mt.gov, 
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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 

Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 

Montana's population density is about 6.5 persons per square mile. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile \ 

2-4 ~\ 



w-^ 



I 8-20 
I 20 - 54 



Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Cascade County 


42,528 


13.6 


19.6 






2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 


281,421,906 


307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 


902,195 


957,861 


.08 


Cascade County 


80,357 


82,1 78 


2.27 



1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 

Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 



2009 % Change 



Cascade County 



35,225 35,308 35,411 35,464 35,591 35,734 35,960 36,192 36,417 36,526 3.69 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates 



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Demographics 



Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 



Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 1 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Cascade County 


11,555 


10,604 


8,402 


6,887 



Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 



Montana Children and Social Services 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 


220,358 


21.0 


51,333 


8,051 


1 7,636 


1 7,465 


46,463 


Cascade County 


20,256 


19.6 


3,958 


1,307 


1,356 


1,209 


3,511 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ *facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

15,000 
12,000 

9,000 

6,000 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 



3,000 




I Patients 
I Caregivers 
Doctors 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 Apr 2010 
Cases Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 426 


Cascade County 


442 


335 


250 


350 


253 389 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 2010 



March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 



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Education 



Schools in Senate District 1 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 10 


House 
District 19 


House 
District 20 


High Schools 


173 


49 


49 


36 


Middle Schools 


213 


50 


50 


32 


Elementaries 


446 


221 


221 


190 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 832 320 320 258 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 2010 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 10 


House District 19 


House District20 1 


Elementary 


12 


12 


2 


Secondary 


10 


10 


2 


Unified 


1 


1 


1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 23 23 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District 10 


House 
District 19 


House 
District 20 


Public 


81 


4 


3 


1 


Branches 


31 


1 


1 





Bookmobiles 


3 


2 


1 


1 


School 


562 


66 


38 


28 


Academic 


28 


6 


3 


3 


Special or Other 


56 


14 


7 


7 



Total 



761 



93 



53 



40 



Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,31 1 ) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 10 


House 
District 19 


House 
District 20 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


392 


392 


361 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


42 


42 


33 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


127 


127 


118 


Low Vision 


2,129 


189 


189 


176 


Physical 


350 


23 


23 


20 


Reading 


482 


53 


53 


47 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 




Montana Shared Catalog 

Senate District 10 

Public and Branch Libraries 



Havre-Hill County library director, 

Bonnie Williamson, using the 
Montana Shared Catalog system 
to check out a book to a patron. 



Highwood School Community Library, Highwood 





Montana 


Senate 
District 10 


House 
District 19 


House 
District 20 


Participating Libraries 


132 


4 


4 





Patrons 


364,554 


284 


284 





Items 


3,325,517 


30,979 


30,979 





Partner Group Libraries 


28 












Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



Source: Montana Talking Book Library 




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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

T5?r£sr 

sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 10 


House 
District 19 


House 
District 20 


Statewide Databases 


762 


52 


52 


40 


OCLC 


250 


11 


11 


7 


Courier Project 


34 


3 


3 


1 


MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


1 


1 


1 


HeritageQuest 


86 


3 


3 


1 


Montana Memory Project 


15 












Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 



Land Ownership 

Senate District 10 ranks number 20 in size and is 2,049.280 square miles, or about 1% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles). The 
average senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 10 
Area 
(Sq Mi) % 


House District 19 
Area 
(Sq Mi) ' 


»/o 


House District 20 
Area 
(Sq Mi) % 




Private 


95,738 


65 


1,646 


80 


1,644 


80 




2 


98 


Local Government 


32 


< 1 






















Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 


470 


< 1 


14 


<1 


14 


<1 










State Trust Land 


8,020 


5 


74 


4 


74 


4 










Other State Land 


89 


< 1 


<1 


<1 


<1 


< 1 




<1 


2 


US Bureau of Land Management 


12,451 


8 


37 


2 


37 


2 










US Fish and Wildlife Service 


1,373 


< 1 


<1 


<1 


<1 


<1 










US Forest Service 


26,317 


18 


277 


14 


277 


14 










US National Park Service 


1,829 


1 






















Other Federal Land 


318 


< 1 


<1 


<1 


<1 


< 1 











Total 146,923 

Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program, July 2010 



2,049 



2,047 



Private Land Agricu 


Itural Use 


















Owner 


Montana 
Acres 


% 


Senate District 10 
Acres 


% 


House District 19 
Acres 


% 


House District 20 
Acres 


% 


Continuous Crop 


25,468 


<1 


41 


< 1 


41 


< 1 










Fallow Crop 


13,281,791 


16 


193,914 


14 


193,914 


14 










Farmstead 




























Grazing 


49,048,154 


59 


789,436 


57 


789,396 


57 




40 


79 


Irrigated 


5,220,163 


6 


45,381 


3 


45,370 


3 




11 


21 


Timber 


14,168,777 


17 


311,374 


22 


311,374 


22 










Wild Hay 


1,097,282 


1 


55,446 


4 


55,446 


4 











Total 82,841,635 1,395,591 1,395,540 51 

Source: Montana Department of Administration Information Technology Services Division - Geographic Information Services, October 2010 



Conservation Easements (Acres) 





Montana 


Senate District 
10 


House District 
19 


House District 
20 


Bitter Root Land Trust 


2,422 











City Government 


601 











Clark Fork- Pend Oreille Conservancy 


151 











County Government 


528 











Ducks Unlimited (Wetlands America Trust) 


16,979 


253 


253 





Five Valleys Land Trust 


37,763 











Flathead Land Trust 


8,054 











Gallatin Valley Land Trust 


36,149 











Montana Department of Transportation 


938 











Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 


384,984 











Montana Land Reliance 


831,566 


63,746 


63,746 





National Wildlife Federation 


20 











Prickly Pear Land Trust 


3,246 











Rattlesnake Land Trust 


190 











Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 


49,220 











Salish and Kootenai Tribe 


102 











The Bighorn Institute 


1,443 











The Nature Conservancy 


309,443 











The Vital Ground Foundation 


833 











US Bureau of Reclamation 


42 











US Department of Agriculture 


17,652 











US Fish and Wildlife Service 


232,456 











US Forest Service 


20,038 












Total 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



1,955,555 



64,000 



64,000 



Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure 

The Montana Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (MSDI) is a digital 
representation of Montana's 
physical and cultural landscape 
that allows the state to be 
mapped. Some of the individual 
components of the MSDI are 
roads, lakes and streams, land 
ownership, administrative 
boundaries, soils, land use, 
structures, aerial photographs, 
watersheds, wetlands, elevation, 
and geology. 

This information is fast 
becoming a critical element for 
policy review at the state and 
local levels in both the public 
and private sectors. For more 
information see: 
http://giscoordination.mt.gov/. 






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Water 



The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation maintains a database of water rights to assist Montana citizens and the Montana Water Court 
in the water rights adjudication process. Visit their site at http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water rts/ . 



Basin Location and Adjudication Status 




Temporary Decree 
Preliminary Decree 
Final Decree 



Dams in Senate District 10 

There are 3,666 dams in the national inventory of dams for Montana. Predominant 
uses are stock/farm ponds (48%) and irrigation (22%). Additional dams not 
included in the inventory can be found by searching for water rights. 

Source: National Inventory of Dams, USGS Geographic Names Information System, 
September 2003 



Type 


Montana 


Senate 
District 10 


House 
District 19 


House 
District 20 


Debris Control 


1 











Fish and Wildlife Pond 


1 











Flood Control 


43 


2 


2 





Hydroelectric 


26 











Irrigation 


822 


10 


10 





Recreation 


54 











Stock/Small Farm Pond 


1,771 


8 


8 





Tailings 


8 











Water Supply 


44 


2 


2 





Other 


68 











Unknown 


828 


3 


3 






Total 



3,666 



25 



25 



Public Water Supplies 

There are 3,266 public water supplies located in the State of 
Montana, 55 of which are located in Senate District 10. These 
figures do not include public water supplies serving Native 
American nations. 

Count 



House District 19 

Public, community 

Public, non-community, non-transient 

Public, transient 

House District 20 

Public, community 

Public, transient 



26 
2 

24 

1 
2 



Source: Department of Environmental Quality, December 2007 




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Environmental Impacts 



Montana Drought Resources 

The Montana Governor's Drought Advisory Committee is charged with 
monitoring, forecasting, and reporting water supply and moisture 
conditions, enabling Montanans to make timely and informed decisions to 
mitigate drought impacts in a proactive manner. 

For up-to-date information and maps on Montana's current drought 
situation visit http://drouqht.mt.gov/ . 



Montana Digital Atlas 

Additional mapping and data capabili- 
ties are available through the Montana 
State Library at http://nris.mt.gov/ . 
The Montana Digital Atlas provides 
unlimited access to detailed information 
on such issues as climate, environmental 
impacts, land information, water, and 
cultural data. 




Montana Drought Status by County - July 2010 




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Montana Fires 2002 - 2008 

All Fires As Reported by All Agencies 






Year 


Count 


Acreage 


2002 


1,372 


110,309 


2003 


2,326 


736,809 


2004 


1,447 


1 8,445 


2005 


1,316 


103,294 


2006 


2,302 


1,047,118 


2007 


1,875 


778,079 


2008 


1,424 


166,842 



Source: Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 



2009 Aerial Detection Survey Data - Insect and Disease Outbreaks in Montana 

As Detected by Forest Health Protection's (FHP) Aerial Insect and Disease Detection Survey - USDA Forest Service. 








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Pest 
Douglas Fir Beetle 
^L Subalpine Fir Mortality 

^L Mountain Pine Beetle in High Elevation 
5-Needle Pines 

^» Western Spruce Budworm 

Mountain Pine Beetle in Ponderosa Pine 
^^ Mountain Pine Beetle in Lodge Pole Pine 

Fir Engraver 

**Disclaimer** 

The sources of the digital map layer used to 
compile the base map upon which the insect and 
disease data are presented vary in both source and 
scale, therefore, accuracy is not guaranteed. 

The insect and disease data should be used only 
as an indicator of insect and disease activity, and 
should be ground-truthed for actual location 
and causal agent. Polygons indicate locations of 
tree mortality, defoliation, and/or other damage. 
Intensity of damage is variable, and not all trees 
and areas indicated are dead or damaged. The 
joint cooperators reserve the right to correct, 
modify, update, or replace the data as necessary. 
Using this data for purposes other than those for 
which it was intended may yield inaccurate or 
misleading results. 



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Energy, Mines 



Oil and Gas Wells in Senate District 1 





Montana 


Senate 
District 10 


House 
District 19 


House 
District 20 


Coal Bed Methane, Active 


1,117 













Coal Bed Methane, Inactive 


40 













Gas, Active 


7,351 













Gas, Inactive 


2,509 













Gas Storage, Active 


272 













Gas Storage, Inactive 


14 













Injection, Active 


1,109 













Injection, Inactive 


749 













Oil, Active 


7,230 













Oil, Inactive 


4,511 














Abandoned Mines and Remediation Sites 



Abandoned Mines Remediation Sites 



Montana 6,954 

Senate District 10 293 

House District 19 293 
House District 20 



765 

9 
9 




Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, November 
2010 



Total 



24,902 



Montana House Heating Fuel 

Occupied housing units 373,455 



100% 



Source: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, October 2008 

Additional information about oil and gas wells is available through 
the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation's WebMapper which can be 
accessed at http://bogc.dnrc.mt.gov/. 



Utility gas 




215,172 


57.6% 


Bottled, tank, or 


LP gas 


49,291 


1 3.2% 


Electricity 




66,504 


17.8% 


Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 


7,126 


1.9% 


Coal or coke 




841 


0.2% 


Wood 




29,473 


7.9% 


Solar energy 




235 


0.1% 


Other fuel 




4,064 


1.1% 


No fuel used 




749 


0.2% 



Energy Atlas 

Wind Power at 50 Meters - Wind Power Density 



Sou rce: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates 
Solar Insolation Annual Average 



i 



Class W/m2 

1 Poor 0-200 

2 Marginal 200-300 

3 Fair 300-400 

4 Good 400-500 

5 Excellent 500-600 

6 Outstanding 600-800 

7 Superb >800 

- County 

- Interstate 
Transmission Line 
Substation 







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: 



- County 

- Interstate 






££H - - 



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■ 




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Data source: TrueWind/NWSEED 2002; POWERmap, powermap.platts.a 
Platts, A Division ofThe McGraw-Hill Companies 



2: National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2002 



Geothermal Potential 

I High ^_ 



Total Energy Potential from Biomass Residue 



r 

i 



Total Potential (mmbtu) 
I 50-775,000 
| 775,001 -2,500,000 

i 2, 500,001 -5,500,000 
5,500,001 -11,200,000 



i — 



* 



■': 



Geothermal well with 
greater than 150 
frn@/m2) 




Find additional energy related data and maps at http://www.energyatlas.org/ 



Pipelines in Senate District 10 





Montana 
Count 


Miles 


Senate District 10 
Count Miles 




House District 19 
Count Miles 




House District 20 
Count Miles 




Crude Oil 


90 


1,970 




3 




53 




3 




53 












Natural Gas 


360 


3,301 
































Refined Product 


47 


805 




1 




48 




1 




48 












Other 


24 


402 
































Total 521 6,477 4 

Source: Pipeline Intregrity Management Mapping Application, December 2006 




101 




4 




101 













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Wildlife and Recreation 



Species Diversity in Senate District 10 





Montana 
(Count) 


Senate 

District 10 

(Count) 


%of 
Montana 
Species 


Amphibians 


13 


8 


62 


Birds 


328 


285 


87 


Fish 


81 


40 


49 


Mammals 


107 


82 


77 


Reptiles 


17 


11 


65 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Recreation Area (Acres) 



Senate District 10 


Fishing Access Sites 


379 


Fishing Conservation Areas 





State Parks 


2,000 


Wildlife Conservation Easements 





Wildlife Protection Areas 





Wildlife Management Areas 


7,367 



Total 9,746 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks 

Block Management Acreage 

There are a total of 7,522,358 acres of Block Management 
land (excluding Plum Creek*) in the State of Montana. 
1 93,002.00 of those acres or 3% are located in Senate 
District 10. 

*Plum Creek land in FWP's Regions 1 and 2 are not included 
in these statistics. Although they are part of the Block 
Management Program, they are not traditional BMA's and are 
managed differently. 

Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Big Game Distribution 

Antelope 



Montana is blessed with a wealth of wildlife and habitat diversity. 
These resources provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and 
contribute substantially to the state's economy and quality of life. 

r— Wildlife Highlights 



For more information on animals, plants, 
and habitats in your Senate District, visit 
the Montana Natural Heritage Program 
at http://mtnhp.org . Resources include: 

• Montana Field Guide -an 
encyclopedia of the distribution, 
status, and biology of Montana's 
animals, plants, and biological 
communities 

• Natural Heritage Tracker and 
Map Viewer - interactive maps of 
animals, plants, land cover, and land 
stewardship 

• Land Stewardship Maps- public 
lands, conservation easements, and 
special designations 

• Wetland and riparian mapping 
information 



Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 

Leucosticte tephrocotis 




The Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch nests 
in cliff crevices and talus slopes 
among glaciers and snowfields above 
timberline in western Montana. 
During winter individuals migrate to 
lower elevations across Montana. 



Reports on 
Montana's Species 
of Concern 

Quick responses 
to data requests 
and answers from 
expert scientists on 
Montana's plants, 
animals, and biological 
communities. 



Source: Montana Natural Heritage Program 



Leucosticte tephrocotis General Observations Range 




Moose 




Distribution within Indian Reservations or National Parks is not 
delineated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. 



Source: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 



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Senate District 10 Libraries and Digital Library Resources 



Public 




Belt Public Library 

Gladys Rayhill, Library Director 

Cascade County 

PO Box 467 Belt, MT 5941 2 

(406)277-3136 

Web Site: http://www.beltlibrary.org 

OCLC, HeritageQuest, Courier Project, Statewide 

Databases 




Great Falls Public Library 

Kathy Mora, Library Director 

Cascade County 

301 2nd Ave North Great Falls, MT 59401 

(406) 453-0349 

Web Site: http://www.greatfallslibrary.org 

Catalog: http://catalog.greatfallslibrary.org/ 

uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/57/49 

OCLC, MyMontanaLibrary2Go, HeritageQuest, 
Courier Project, Statewide Databases 




Wedsworth Memorial Library 

Jacqueline Strandell, Library Director 

Cascade County 

PO Box 526 Cascade, MT 59421 

(406) 468-2848 

Web Site: http://www.cascademontana.com/ 

wedsworth 

Catalog: http://www.wedsworth@3riversdbs. 

net 

OCLC, HeritageQuest, Courier Project, Statewide 

Databases 



Academic 



Mountain States Baptist College Library 

Richard Jonas, Library Director 

Cascade County 

21 6 9th Street North Great Falls, MT 59401 

(406)761-0308 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



MSU-Great Falls College of 
Technology Weaver Library 

Laura Wight, Library Director 
Cascade County 

2100 16th Ave South Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406)771-4398 

Web Site: http://library.msugf.edu 
Catalog: http://isbn Jib.montana.edu/uhtbin/ 
cgisirsi/acCtJDKgoh/157250078/60/502/X 
OMNI System, OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Bookmobile 



Great Falls Public Library Bookmobile 

Gwen Carter, Circulation Supervisor 

Cascade County 

301 2nd Ave North Great Falls, MT 59401 

(406) 453-0349 

Web Site: http://www.greatfallslibrary.org/bookmo- 

bile.html 

Catalog: http://www.greatfallslibrary.org/catalog. 

html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



School 



Belt Public Schools 

Debra Ray, School Librarian 
Cascade County 
PO Box 197 Belt, MT 5941 2 
(406)277-3351 

Web Site: http://www.beltschool.com 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

BisonLibrary 

BJ McCracken, Library Director 
Cascade County 

1 900 2nd Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6304 

Web Site: http://www.bisonlibrary.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

CM. Russell High School Media Center 

Amy Borger, Library Director 
Cascade County 

228 1 7th Ave NW Great Falls, MT 59404 
(406)268-6124 

Web Site: http://cmrweb.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/MediaCen- 
ter/MediaCenterPage.htm 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cascade Public Schools 

Mary Romenesko, School Librarian 
Cascade County 
PO Box 529 Cascade, MT 59421 
(406) 468-2267 

Web Site: http://www.cascade.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Centerville School Library 

Sue Lorang, School Librarian 

Cascade County 

693 Stockett Rd Sand Coulee, MT 59472 

(406)736-5123 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Central Catholic School Library 

Kinzler Luella, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

1 301 20th Street South-McLaughlin Center- 
UGF Great Falls, MT 59401 
(406)791-5940 

Web Site: http://greatfallscentral.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Chief Joseph School 

Michelle Nadeau, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

5305 3rd Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6675 
Web Site: http://gfps.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Deep Creek Elementary 

Emma Zurich, Supervising Teacher/Librarian 
Cascade County 

1 508 Millegan Rd Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 866-3381 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

East Middle School 

Luella Kinzler, Library Specialist 
Cascade County 

4040 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6461 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Great Falls Central Catholic 
High School Media Center 

Noel Osterman, Library Media Specialist 
Cascade County 
Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406)216-3344 

Web Site: http://www.greatfallscentral.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Great Falls Public Schools 
Information Services 

Janet Enloe, User Service and Support Pro- 
gram Manager 
Cascade County 

PO Box 2428 Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6032 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lewis and Clark Elementary School 

Michelle Nadeau, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

3800 1 st Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6705 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Lincoln Elementary School 

Fran Combs, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

624 27th Street S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406)268-6817 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Longfellow School 

BobThorton, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

1 100 Sixth Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6847 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k12.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Loy Elementary School 

AnnMarie Fraser, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

501 57th St N Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6885 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Meadowlark Elementary School 

Vicki Allen, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

2204 Fox Farm Road Great Falls, MT 59404 
(406) 268-7300 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k12.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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Montana School for the Deaf 
and the Blind Library 

Staci Bechard, Library Director 
Cascade County 

391 1 Central Avenue Great Falls, MT 59401 
(406)771-6051 

Web Site: http://www.msdb.mt.gov/library.htm 
Catalog: http://catalog.greatfallsli- 
brary.org/uhtbin/cgisirsi/76PmE47b7S/ 
MSDB/277380043/60/1 180/X 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Morningside Elementary School 

Kyle Parker, Librarian 
Cascade County 

41 1 9 7th Ave N Great Falls, MT 59401 
(406) 268-6969 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Mountain View Elementary School 

AnnMarie Fraser, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

3420 1 5th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-7305 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

North Middle School 

Leah Schmirler, School Library Media Specialist 

Cascade County 

2601 8th St NE Great Falls, MT 59404 

(406) 268-6574 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k12.mt.us/Schools/North/ 

web/LI BRARY.htm 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Paris Gibson Alternative 
High School Library 

Rosemary Smith, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

2400 Central Avenue Great Falls, MT 59401 
(406) 268-6669 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Paris Gibson Middle School 

Luella Kinzler, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

4040 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6667 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Riverview Elementary School 

Leann Svir, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

1 00 Smelter Ave NW Great Falls, MT 59404 
(406) 268-7038 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Roosevelt Elementary School 

Vicki Allen, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

2501 2nd Ave N Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-7045 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Sacajawea Elementary School 

Sandy Johnson, Assistant Librarian 
Cascade County 

630 Sacajawea Dr Great Falls, MT 59404 
(406) 268-7086 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Simms High School Library 

Mary Jane Johnson, School Librarian 

Cascade County 

PO Box 380 Simms, MT 59477 

(406)264-5111 

Montana Shared Catalog, OCLC, Statewide Data- 
bases 

Sunnyside Elementary School Library 

Jamie Williams, School Library Media Specialist 

Cascade County 

1 800 1 9th St S Great Falls, MT 59405 

(406)268-7115 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Ulm Public School Library 

Ruth Stokes-Gliko, School Librarian 

Cascade County 

PO Box 189 Ulm, MT 59485 

(406)866-3313 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Valley View Elementary School Library 

Jamie Williams, School Library Media Specialist 

Cascade County 

900 Ave A NW Great Falls, MT 59404 

(406)268-7173 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Vaughn Public Schools Library 

Carol Idland, School Librarian 
Cascade County 
PO Box 279 Vaughn, MT 59487 
(406) 965-2231 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

West Elementary School Library 

Marilyn Hamer, School Librarian 

Cascade County 

1 205 1 st Ave NW Great Falls, MT 59404 

(406)268-7184 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/west/index. 

html 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Whittier Elementary School Library 

Carol Noble, Library Media Specialist 
Cascade County 

305 8th St N Great Falls, MT 59404 
(406) 268-7230 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 



Special 



Arden G. Hill Memorial Library 

Dixie-Linda Paronto, Library Director 

Cascade County 

7356 4th Avenue N Malmstrom AFB, MT 59402 

(406)731-4638 

Web Site: http://www.341 fss.com 

Catalog: http://slk020.liberty3.net/AFSC/gate- 

way/gateway.exe 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Benefis Health Sciences Library 

Pam Windmueller, Administration 
Cascade County 

1101 26th ST S Great Falls, MT 59403 
(406) 455-5594 

OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Cascade County Historical 
Society Archives 

Judy Ellinghausen, Library Director 

Cascade County 

422 2nd St S Great Falls, MT 59405 

(406) 452-3462 

Web Site: http://www.mtgr.mtlib.org/www/ 

library/cchs.html 

Statewide Databases 



Frederic G. Renner Library 

Sharon McGowan, Library Director 
Cascade County 

400 1 3 Street North Great Falls, MT 59401 
(406) 727-8787 

Web Site: http://www.cmrussell.org 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

McLaughlin Research Institute Library 

Barbara Crain, Library Director 
Cascade County 

1 520 23rd St. South Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 454-6007 

Web Site: http://www.montana.edu/wwwmri/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

Native American Library 

Marilyn Hamer, School Librarian 
Cascade County 

1 1 00 Sixth Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405 
(406) 268-6847 

Web Site: http://www.gfps.k1 2.mt.us/ 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 

William P. Sherman Library and Archives 

Jessica Godfrey, Library Director 
Cascade County 

P.O. Box 3434 Great Falls, MT 59403 
(406)454-1234 

Web Site: http://www.lewisandclark.org 
Catalog: http://lewisandclark.pastperfect- 
online.com/37925cgi/mweb.exe 
OCLC, Statewide Databases 



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State of Montana Index 





Montana 


United States 


Rank in US 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


6.2 


79.6 


49 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


358,667 


105,480,101 


44 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.5 


2.6 


46 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


974,989 


307,006,550 


44 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


8.1 


9.1 


21 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


72,799 


25,581,948 


40 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


902,195 


281,421,906 


44 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,438 


21,299,656 


43 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.4 


6.9 


39 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


219,828 


74,548,215 


44 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.5 


24.3 


40 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


141,903 


39,570,590 


44 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


14.6 


12.9 


7 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.0 


50.7 


40 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


880,107 


244,298,393 


43 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


7,282 


39,641,060 


50 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


62,873 


3,151,284 


13 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6,810 


14,013,954 


49 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


707 


578,353 


42 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5.2 


17.9 


44 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


145,732 


49,746,248 


44 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


12,508 


4,265,555 


43 


Deaths 2006 


8,472 


2,426,264 


44 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


73 


28,527 


48 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


53.6 


54.1 


32 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


1.8 


11.1 


49 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.2 


80.4 


6 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


24.4 


24.4 


22 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,151 


21,587 


47 


Median household income 2008 


43,948 


52,029 


42 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


13 


17 


Personal income 2007 


31,783 


11,634,322 


46 


Per capita personal income 2007 


33,225 


38,615 


40 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


8,842,960 


2,771,782,152 


46 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


9,141 


9,116 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


441,279 


129,925,421 


44 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


28,648 


14,020,948 


45 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


6.9 


12.1 


40 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


69.1 


66.2 


25 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


99,500 


1 1 9,600 


31 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


15.7 


26.4 


43 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


1,686 


582,963 


47 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


253,576 


95,41 0,469 


47 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


498,907 


154,142,000 


44 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


30,862 


14,265,000 


46 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


6.2 


9.3 


47 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


647,427 


180,943,800 


44 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


88,372 


14,185,000 


34 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


93,107 


24,257,000 


45 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


22,293,038 


8,848,240,000 


47 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


34,433 


48,900 


51 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


18 


26 


49 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


37,755 


7,705,018 


42 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


353,807.0 


1 20,604,265.0 


46 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


83,999 


21,708,021 


43 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,537,986 


449,498,718 


45 


Total number of firms 2002 


1 00,402 


22,974,655 


42 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


4,987,577 


3,916,136,712 


47 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


7,223,420 


4,634,755,112 


47 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


10,122,625 


3,056,421,997 


45 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


11,116 


10,615 


17 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


61,388,462 


922,095,840 


2 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Cascade County Index 





County 


Montana 


Rankin MT 


Geography 


Population per square mile 2000 


29.8 


6.2 


4 


Households 2000 (complete count) 


32,547 


358,667 


3 


Persons per household 2000 (complete count) 


2.4 


2.5 


28 


Resident Population 


Estimate (July 1)2009 


82,178 


974,989 


5 


Estimate, percent change - April 1 , 2000 to July 1 , 2009 


2.3 


8.1 


14 


Total population estimate, net change - April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 


1,821 


72,799 


8 


April 1, 2000 (complete count) 


80,357 


902,195 


3 


Under 5 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


5,585 


62,438 


5 


Under 5 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


6.8 


6.4 


10 


Under 1 8 years (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


18,817 


219,828 


4 


Under 1 8 years, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


22.9 


22.5 


20 


65 years and over (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


13,036 


141,903 


2 


65 years and over, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


15.9 


14.6 


38 


Total females, percent (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


50.5 


50.0 


14 


White alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


74,351 


880,107 


5 


Black alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


1,511 


7,282 


2 


American Indian and Alaska Native alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


3,810 


62,873 


6 


Asian alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


530 


6,810 


4 


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (July 1 - estimate) 2009 


83 


707 


3 


Population 5 years and over, percent speaking language other than English at home, 2000 


5 


5 


18 


Civilian noninstitutionalized population, 5 years and over, with a disability 2000 


13,958 


145,732 


3 


Vital Statistics 


Births 2006 


1,166 


12,508 


5 


Deaths 2006 


735 


8,472 


3 


Infant deaths under one year 2006 


5 


73 


5 


Population 5 years and over by residence in 1 995 - percent in same house, 2000 (sample) 


52.8 


53.6 


49 


Percent foreign born population 2000 (sample) 


2.4 


1.8 


7 


Education 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent high school graduate or higher 2000 


87.1 


87.2 


16 


Educational attainment - persons 25 years and over - percent bachelors degree or higher 2000 


21.5 


24.4 


17 


Income/Poverty 


Per capita income in 1 999 


17,566 


17,151 


11 


Median household income 2008 


42,528 


43,948 


16 


People of all ages in poverty - percent 2008 


14 


14 


32 


Personal income 2007 


2,815 


31,783 


5 


Per capita personal income 2007 


34,41 7 


33,225 


11 


Federal 


Federal Government expenditure - total FY 2008 


962,942 


8,842,960 


2 


Federal Government expenditure per capita FY 2008 


11,739 


9,141 


22 


Housing 


Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009 


36,526 


441,279 


5 


Housing unit estimates - net change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


1,301 


28,648 


5 


Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1 , 2000 (base) to July 1 , 2009 


3.7 


6.9 


9 


Owner-occupied housing units - percent of total occupied housing units 2000 (complete count) 


64.9 


69.1 


49 


Median value of specified owner-occupied housing units 2000 (sample) 


92,500 


99,500 


14 


Housing units by units in structure - multiple units 2000 (sample) 


23.4 


15.7 


2 


New private housing units authorized by building permits - total 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


187 


1,686 


4 


Valuation of new private housing units authorized by building permits 2009 (20,000-place universe) 


32,422 


253,576 


3 


Employment/Business 


Civilian labor force 2009 


40,485 


498,907 


5 


Civilian labor force unemployment 2009 


1,975 


30,862 


5 


Civilian labor force unemployment rate 2009 


4.9 


6.2 


29 


Employment in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


51,552 


647,427 


5 


Employment in all industries, net change 2000 - 2007 


2,905 


88,372 


7 


Employment in government (NAICS 92) 2007 


9,333 


93,107 


4 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code) 2007 


1,997,165 


22,293,038 


5 


Earnings in all industries (NAICS, no code), average earnings per job 2007 


38,741 


34,433 


6 


Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home 2000 (in minutes) 


15.9 


17.7 


36 


Private nonfarm establishments 2007 


2,577 


37,755 


5 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007 


2,577 


37,755 


5 


Private nonfarm employment for pay period including March 1 2, 2007, percent change 2000-2007 


29,61 1 .0 


353,807.0 


5 


Nonemployer: total (NAICS 00) - establishments, 2007 


4,952 


83,999 


6 


Accommodation and Food Services: total (NAICS 72) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


129,619 


1,537,986 


5 


Total number of firms 2002 


6,732 


1 00,402 


5 


Manufacturing: total (NAICS 31-33) - value of shipments 2002 


264,453 


4,987,577 


5 


Wholesale trade: total (NAICS 42) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


906,765 


7,223,420 


1 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll 2002 


1,011,663 


10,122,625 


5 


Retail trade: total (NAICS 44-45) - sales of establishments with payroll per capita 2002 


1 2,683 


11,116 


6 


Land in farms (NAICS) 2007 (acres) (adjusted) 


1,379,645 


61,388,462 


17 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Senator Anders Blewett (D) 

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Table of Contents 

2 Recent Performance of the Montana 
Economy and its Industries 

5 Recovery 

6 Demographics 

8 Education 

9 Libraries 

1 1 Land 

1 2 Water 

13 Environmental Impacts 

14 Energy, Mines 

1 5 Wildlife and Recreation 

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iii State of Montana Index 

Senate District 1 1 County Indexes 

iv Cascade County 

Maps 

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vii Senate District 1 1 



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Recent Performance of the Montana Economy and Its Industries 



Source: Montana Department of Labor, 
Research and Analysis Bureau 

The Montana economy has undergone 
significant changes in the past two years as the 
national recession impacted the state. Leading 
up to the recession, Montana was experiencing 
faster employment growth, larger wage growth, 
and lower unemployment than the nation 
as a whole. Over the 1 997-2007 time period, 
employment in Montana grew at a rate of 2.1% 
per year - far surpassing the national growth 
rate of 1 .1 % and Montana's long-term average of 
1.2% from 1976 to 2009. 

Montana continued to outperform the nation 
during the recession with payroll employment 
losses of 5.8% compared to 6.1 % nationally. 
In fact, Montana had only two quarters of 
negative personal income growth in 2008 and 
2009 compared to four quarters nationally. 
Our industry mix, more responsible borrowing 
and lending practices, and the momentum 
of the economy preceding the downturn all 
contributed to our above-average performance. 
Montana's unemployment rate also outper- 
formed the national rate. Montana's unemploy- 
ment rate increased by 2.7 points from 3.5% in 
2007 to 6.2% in 2009, compared to a 4.7 point 
increase nationally to 9.7% in 2009. 

Despite Montana's better performance, there 
were a significant number of Montana workers 
who lost their jobs during the recession, and 
even Montanans who retained their jobs have 
experienced slower wage growth. The average 
wage increased from 2008 to 2009 by only 1 .3% 




to $33,760; wage growth in prior years ranged 
from three to four percent. 

Although the recession is officially over and 
personal income growth has returned, job 
growth remains slow. Montana employment 
grew during the first half of 2010, but jobs 
were lost in the third quarter as government 
stimulus spending slowed. Some of this slow 
job growth is expected because strong labor 
productivity gains have reduced the demand for 
workers. Further, employment always lags an 
economic recovery. Figure 1 shows the U.S. and 
Montana unemployment rate since 1976 with 



Figure 1. U.S. /Montana Unemployment Rates and Recession 




recessionary periods designated by the orange 
background. In recent recessions, the unem- 
ployment rate continued to increase after the 
recession officially ended. 
There have been three industries that have 
continued to grow throughout the recession, 
helping to stabilize the Montana economy 
and providing job opportunities for dislocated 
workers from other industries - health care, 
public administration, and education. Public 
administration and education workers are 
predominantly hired by local, state, or federal 
governments, and benefited from government 
stimulus spending during the recession. Over 
56% of government employment is hired at 
the local level, with 26% hired by the state. 
Government plays an important part of the 
Montana economy, comprising about 16% of 
GDP in 2008 and about 20% of employment 
during 2009. The industry also serves as a 
stabilizing, counter-cyclical force with slow 
growth in both economic prosperity and during 
downturns. Although government employment 
grew faster than private employment during 
this recession, private industry outpaced 
government hiring in the years leading up to the 
recession. 

Health care was the fastest-growing industry 
during 2007-2009 with employment growth 
of 7.1% and a job gain of almost 4,100 workers 
from 2007 to 2009. Employment growth 
in health care has since slowed (see Figure 
3). Health care related occupations, such as 
registered nurses, nurses'aides, and home health 
care aides, are expected to continue to grow as 
the baby boom generation ages and demands 
more health care services. The growing health 
care occupations may provide employment 
opportunities for many workers who lost their 
jobs during the recession. 



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One way to examine the long-term impact of 
the recession on Montana's economy is to divide 
the industries into three categories based on 
their roles in the economy - base industries, 
consumer industries, and business-support 
industries. Base industries bring new money 
into Montana through exports and help drive 
growth in other industries through the increase 
in wealth. In Montana, these industries are 
generally natural resource based and include 
agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and 
timber. According to the Montana Department 
of Commerce, the top exports from Montana 
are bulk wheat, inorganic chemicals, and 
industrial machinery. Table 2 lists these exports. 
In addition, federal government services can 
bethought of as a base industry in Montana 
because we receive more federal spending than 
what is paid by Montanans in federal taxes. 
Tourism can also be a base industry, although 
many of Montana's tourists come from within 
the state. 

Table 2. Top 10 Exports from Montana 
Worldwide in Millions of U.S. Dollars 





1 


BulkWheat 


447.40 


2 


Inorganic Chemicals 


305.00 


3 


Industrial Machinery 


156.00 


4 


Mineral Fuel, Oil, etc. 


66.00 


5 


Ores, Slag, Ash 


65.30 


6 


Vehicles, Parts, and Accessory Items 


58.40 


7 


Organic Chemicals 


57.70 


8 


Salt, Sulfur, Earth, and Stone 


42.30 


9 


PaperS Paperboard 


33.00 


10 


Miscellaneous Chemical Products 


29.20 



Source: Montana Department of Commerce 
Census and Economic Information Center 



During 2008, the agriculture, mining, and energy 
sectors benefited from high commodity prices 
and were able to bring wealth into the state 
to support the state's economy during the 
first year of the downturn. Commodity prices 
decreased to long-term trends during 2009, 
however, leading to a 13% job loss in the mining 
industry from 2007-2009. Mining employment 
is relatively small, however, and the mining job 
loss was less than 1,000 workers. With stronger 
commodity prices in 201 0, mining employment 
has regained many of their lost jobs. Figure 3 
tracks employment levels in mining and other 
industries during the recession. 

However, other base industries in Montana 
were more severely harmed by the recession. In 
particular, Montana manufacturers faced plant 
closures and job losses of over 3,000 jobs (14.8%) 
from 2001 -2009 because of low worldwide 
demand for their products. Because many 
manufacturing processes are energy intensive, 
high energy prices harmed the manufacturing 
industry even while helping Montana's energy 
production industries. Over 53% of the manu- 



facturing losses occurred in the wood products 
manufacturing industry and were related to 
the national downturn in the housing market. 
The wood products industry lost approximately 
1 ,600 jobs in the past two years. Because the 
national housing market is expected to recover 
slowly, and because plant closures and mass 
layoffs have left holes in the supply chain for 
many manufacturers, the recession is likely to 
have long-term impacts on the logging and 
manufacturing industries in Montana. 

The new wealth brought into Montana by base 
industries drives economic growth in consumer- 
based industries. Consumer-based industries are 
industries where growth depends on an increase 
in population or income, such as construction, 
retail, health care, or entertainment. As large 
employers, consumer-based industries play 
a large role in our economy. However, these 
industries tend to pay lower wages because of a 
predominance of lower-skilled jobs. Consumer- 
based industries made up 61 % of Montana's 
employment, but paid only 52% of wages in the 
second quarter of 2010. 

With the large loss of jobs in manufacturing, 
wood products, and in other base industries, 
Montanans had less money to spend in consum- 
er-based industries, resulting in further job 
losses. The construction industry was the worst 
hit industry with over 8,300 lost jobs from 2007 
to 2009 - a decline of 24.2%, with job losses 
continuing in 2010. Construction jobs represent 
over 55% of the total number of jobs lost during 
the recession. The retail industry faced losses 
of over 3,700 jobs, but the percentage of jobs 
lost is smaller at 5.0% due to the large size of the 
industry. 



Finally, the third industry category is business 
support industries, which require a nexus 
of economic activity to prosper. Business 
support industries, such as transportation and 
warehousing, wholesale, professional services, 
and administrative support services, depend 
on the growth of other industries. As the 
recession affected other industries in the state, 
the business support industries experienced 
a slow and steady decline in jobs. Losses in 
these industries are not as severe as the losses 
in construction, manufacturing, and retail, 
ranging from two to four percent of the 2007 
employment. Business support services will 
need other industries to have stronger growth 
before regaining employment. In the long-term, 
continuing either amenity-driven population 
growth or economic growth will allow business 
support industries to prosper. 

In summary, the Montana economy remains 
fairly reliant on traditional natural resource- 
based industries to bring in new money into the 
state. Many of these base industries will join the 
nation in economic recovery, but the recession's 
impacts on the wood products industry and on 
some manufacturers may be long-lasting. The 
performance of these base industries will drive 
growth in the consumer-based and service 
industries. Consumer-based industries were the 
fastest growing industries prior to the recession, 
and employ the majority of the state's workforce. 
As job and wage growth resumes as a part of 
economic recovery, consumer-based industries 
should prosper. Finally, the business support 
industries depend on a nexus of population and 
industry. All of these industries are intercon- 
nected and rely on each other for success. 



Figure 3. Employment in Selected Montana Industries during the Recession 

Indexed to December 2007 (Industry Employment Level in December 2007 = 100%) 



Education and Health Services 



Government 



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Other Consumer 

Other Business Support Industries 



December 2007 



December 2008 



December 2009 



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2009 Annual Unemployment Rates 

by Region 




Figure 4 

Montana's Regions 

The Northwestern portion of Montana felt the 
impact of the recession most acutely, largely 
because the region had a large concentration of 
construction, wood products, and manufactur- 
ing workers. All of these industries had large 
employment losses during the recession. The 
2009 average unemployment rate for this region 
was 8.5%, as shown in Figure 4. In comparison, 
all other regions had unemployment rates of less 
than 6%. 

In contrast, the Eastern portion of Montana has 
higher concentrations of employment in utilities 
and public administration than does the Western 
portion of the state, with a nearly average 
concentration in health care. The growth of 
these industries supported the Eastern Montana 
economy during the recession. In addition, the 
Eastern region was not as heavily reliant on the 
declining industries of construction, retail, and 
manufacturing as were other parts of the state. 
Further, the agriculture and mining industries 
posted relatively strong performances during 
2008 due to high commodity prices, although 
these industries retracted when commodity 
prices declined. 

Despite larger job losses in the Western portion 
of Montana, the Northwest and Southwest 
regions still have more jobs than other parts 
of the state. The more vibrant economies of 
Western Montana will likely regain their status 
as economic drivers of our state as the economy 
recovers from the recession. 



Challenges to the 
Montana Economy 

Reducing Unemployment 

Although the recession is officially over, the 
Montana economy continues to face challenges 
as it exits the recession. The first and foremost 
of these challenges is to reduce unemploy- 
ment by adding more jobs and ensuring that 
our workforce has the skills to fill the new jobs. 
Although our overall job growth depends on the 
economic performance of the U.S. and global 
economy, out-of-work Montanans can prepare 
themselves for opportunities when job growth 
resumes. Many industries, particularly construc- 
tion and retail, have lost so many jobs that it will 
be difficult for workers to find jobs in their old 
occupation. For example, the Montana economy 
is expected to add over 1 00 new carpenter jobs 
per year as the economy recovers, but about 
2,000 carpenters lost their jobs in the last two 
years, still leaving many of these workers without 
a job. These workers need to be retrained for 
jobs that have continued to grow throughout 
the recession, like those in the health care 
industry, in order to shorten their period of 
unemployment. 



Percent Change in Property Values Due to Reappraisal 



Aging Workforce 

A longer-term challenge for the Montana 
economy is our aging workforce. According to 
the U.S. Census Bureau's population projections, 
the percentage of the Montana population that 
will be over the age of 65 is expected to reach 
25% by 2030, making Montana one of the oldest 
states in the nation. The aging of our population 
will likely have obvious impacts on our economy, 
such as increased demand for health care, 
greater demand for the arts, and changes in 
state spending for both education and Medicare. 
The aging of the Montana population will likely 
drive changes in Montana's education system 
as well. There will be fewer young people 
graduating from Montana high schools and 
more non-traditional students in the Montana 
University System. 

The aging of 
the population 
will also cause 
significant 
tightening of 
Montana's labor 
force. The U.S. 
Census Bureau's 
population 
projections 
indicate that 
the working age 
population in 
Montana (ages 
18-65) will start 
to decrease 
starting in 2014, 

leaving businesses with fewer candidates for 
job openings. The recession has reduced the 
urgency posed by the changing demographics 
of Montana's workforce because of higher unem- 
ployment and because the loss of wealth during 
the recession has caused many workers to delay 
retirement. However, as our economy recovers, 
Montana's older workers will be leaving the 
workforce. Businesses need to plan for the loss 
of the knowledge and experience held by these 
workers and for the potential of a tight labor 
market in the future. 






Residential 


Commercial 


Agricultural 


Forest Land 


Total 


Montana 


1.76 


2.46 


-4.66 


-6.72 


5.19 


Cascade County 


-1.33 


2.93 


-3.64 


-2.50 


2.59 



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Recovery 

Federal ARRA Funds Awarded to Federal Agencies for Projects in Montana 



Federal agency recovery awards 


granted in 


Montana as reported by recipients. 








Awards 


Total Funds 
Awarded 


Funds Per 
Capita 


Funds Received 


Local Amount 


Jobs 
Reported 


Corps of Engineers 


83 


31,119,433 


32 


12,052,085 


23,750,292 


125.58 


Department of Agriculture 


522 


228,999,873 


235 


45,362,231 


228,648,750 


569.87 


Department of Commerce 


10 


24,710,932 


25 


3,197,892 


28,687,567 


6.71 


Department of Defense (except 
military departments) 


3 


940,714 


1 


891,041 


940,714 




Department of Education 


641 


254,783,938 


261 


142,782,232 


254,566,583 


1,681.61 


Department of Energy 


137 


98,884,317 


101 


25,668,316 


125,125,460 


209.27 


Department of Health and Human 
Services 


270 


99,411,947 


102 


39,551,704 


101,083,953 


336.32 


Department of Homeland Security 


27 


46,927,021 


48 


9,923,330 


47,688,814 


82.01 


Department of Housing and Urban 
Development 


50 


40,575,921 


42 


26,026,787 


40,575,921 


278.39 


Department of Justice 


106 


46,648,742 


48 


11,105,801 


47,835,290 


125.01 


Department of Labor 


60 


20,950,269 


21 


13,009,832 


18,718,090 


95.82 


Department of the Air Force 


79 


46,081 ,356 


47 


1 9,849,329 


43,993,659 


55.94 


Department of the Army 


1 


2,527,200 


3 


2,137,556 


2,527,200 


11 


Department of the Interior 


211 


121,136,937 


124 


72,050,481 


121,150,873 


641.28 


Department of the Treasury 


2 


2,600,000 


3 


2,600,000 


2,600,000 




Department of Transportation 


164 


292,750,431 


300 


206,123,442 


290,768,051 


965.16 


Department of Veterans Affairs 


12 


4,647,311 


5 


528,439 


4,647,311 


6.02 


Environmental Protection Agency 


134 


50,383,953 


52 


38,756,242 


50,333,953 


76.01 


Executive Office of the President 


1 


13,574 





13,574 


13,574 




General Services Administration 


47 


66,61 6,969 


68 


5,491,124 


54,870,279 


31.46 


National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration 


3 


99,784 





99,784 


218,958 


0.44 


National Foundation on the Arts 
and the Humanities 


5 


41 6,000 





382,430 


416,000 


6.63 


National Science Foundation 


40 


21,113,454 


22 


4,328,693 


21,100,349 


42.66 


Other Independent Agencies 


6 


1,171,481 


1 


1,137,555 


1,171,481 


39.41 


Unassiqned 


3 











705,779 





2,617 



1,503,511,558 



1,542 683,069,899 1,512,138,901 5,386.60 



Source: Recovery.gov, November 2010 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program 



Under the Broadband Technologies 

Opportunity Program (BTOP) and in 

partnership with the Bill & Melinda 

Gates Foundation, the Montana 

State Library will partner with 42 of 

Montana's public libraries to expand 

access to free, high-speed internet 

to 86% of the state's population by 

2013. Though most local libraries have 

computers with internet access, many do 

not have enough computers, fast enough 

broadband speeds, or ADA-accessible 

computer facilities to provide adequate 

services for the thousands of Montanans 

who need it. As a result, library patrons 

currently have long wait times of up to two 

hours for computers, as well as unacceptably slow 

browsing speeds that inhibit library patrons'ability to 

apply for social services, find jobs, or complete research. 

http://www.msl.mt.gov/btop/ 

Montana Reinvestment Act Project Categories 



Broadband Technology Opportunity Program Participants 





Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 

The BTOP grant was funded by dollars 

made available through the American 

Recovery and Reinvestment Act 

(ARRA). For more information about 

ARRA funded projects in Montana see: 

http://recovery.mt.gov/. 



recovery.mt.gov 




2009 Montana ARRA 
Funds Awarded 



County 


Amount 


Beaverhead 


15,160,291 


Big Horn 


26,179,900 


Blaine 


11,507,677 


Broadwater 


4,472,857 


Butte Silver Bow 


49,695,135 


Carbon 


8,354,553 


Carter 


11,359,144 


Cascade 


78,805,111 


Chouteau 


3,243,647 


Custer 


10,868,688 


Daniels 


1,539,206 


Dawson 


9,272,730 


Deer Lodge 


9,141,378 


Fallon 


9,656,539 


Fergus 


14,960,424 


Flathead 


1 1 7,634,647 


Gallatin 


137,761,188 


Garfield 


726,212 


Glacier 


28,838,902 


Golden Valley 


715,716 


Granite 


3,382,894 


Hill 


20,518,576 


Jefferson 


25,233,220 


Judith Basin 


1,761,204 


Lake 


42,073,433 


Lewis & Clark 


72,455,559 


Liberty 


1,792,032 


Lincoln 


23,183,008 


Madison 


6,386,980 


Mccone 


2,253,416 


Meagher 


7,682,950 


Mineral 


8,395,247 


Missoula 


141,742,279 


Musselshell 


3,633,199 


Park 


15,500,397 


Petroleum 


432,552 


Phillips 


12,798,377 


Pondera 


7,460,172 


Powder River 


1,243,929 


Powell 


1 6,41 9,596 


Prairie 


1,300,842 


Ravalli 


41,595,559 


Richland 


5,167,813 


Roosevelt 


24,451,178 


Rosebud 


15,271,410 


Sanders 


1 5,697,306 


Sheridan 


4,821,528 


Stillwater 


9,221,276 


Sweet Grass 


4,612,903 


Teton 


9,018,958 


Toole 


6,468,309 


Treasure 


460,621 


Valley 


5,686,257 


Wheatland 


1,636,591 


Wibaux 


1,871,705 


Yellowstone 


133,317,560 


Pass through to 
states 


16,188,675 


Statewide 


331,827,343 


Unallocated 


18,219,767 



Water and Energy and All Other Public Safety 
Environment Weatherization Funding 

Source: http://recovery.mt.gov/, December 2010 



Source: www.recovery.mt.gov, 
November 2010 



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Demographics 



2008 Poverty and Median Income Estimates 

Montana ranked 42nd among all U.S. states for median income in 2008. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch 

Population Growth in Montana and Selected Counties 

Montana's population density is about 6.5 persons per square mile. 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



2008 Population Density Estimates -Total Persons 




Persons/square mile \ 

2-4 ~\ 



w-^ 



I 8-20 
I 20 - 54 



Source: US Census Bureau (data); 

Natural Resource Information System (mapping) 



Housing Units for Selected Counties 



Montana Historic Population Growth 
1890 -2000 Censes 





Median Household 
Income 


% in Poverty 
All Ages 


% in Poverty 
Ages < 1 8 


United States 


52,029 


13.2 


18.2 


Montana 


43,948 


14.1 


19.2 


Cascade County 


42,528 


13.6 


19.6 






2000 Census 


2009 Estimate 


Percent Growth 


United States 


281,421,906 


307,006,550 


.09 


Montana 


902,195 


957,861 


.08 


Cascade County 


80,357 


82,1 78 


2.27 



1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population 

Look for preliminary 201 Census data 

available from the US Census Bureau 

beginning in February, 201 1 

http://20 1 Ccensus.gov/ 




2009 Population Estimates 



Montana 


Male 


487,981 


Under 5 years 


31,949 


Under 18 years 


1 1 2,780 


18 to 64 years 


310,778 


65 years and over 


64,423 


Female 


487,008 


Under 5 years 


30,489 


Under 18 years 


107,048 


18 to 64 years 


302,480 


65 years and over 


77,480 





Total 974,989 

Source: US Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program 



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of housing units in Montana increased 6.9% during this period. 



2009 % Change 



Cascade County 



35,225 35,308 35,411 35,464 35,591 35,734 35,960 36,192 36,417 36,526 3.69 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates 



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Demographics 



Corrections - Inmate Population 



1 


2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


2009 | 


Male Prison Beds 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Montana State Prison - Deer Lodge 


1,325 


1,430 


1,458 


1,463 


1,391 


1,416 


Great Falls Regional Prison 


149 


151 


151 


147 


143 


150 


Dawson County Regional Prison - Glendive 


140 


141 


142 


142 


141 


143 


Crossroads Correctional Center - Shelby 


391 


458 


501 


506 


495 


536 


Actual population male 


2,005 


2,180 


2,252 


2,258 


2,170 


2,245 


Female Prison Beds 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 


Montana Women's Prison - Billings 


164 


186 


218 


191 


148 


168 


Intensive Challenge Program - MWP - Billings 


7 


6 


15 


18 


17 


17 


Actual population female 


171 


192 


233 


209 


165 


185 



Source: Montana Department of Corrections, May 2010 

Employment Status of Montana Women 

In 2009, the Interagency Committee for Change by Women 
(ICCW) conducted a survey of women in the workforce. For more 
information visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/iccw/surveys/wwork. 
shtml. 



Montana Sexual or Violent Offender Registry 
Number of Convictions by Offense 



1978 



2009 



Total Employed 


45.30 


94.7 


Full-Time 


30.50 


84 


Part-Time 


14.80 


10.6 


Total Not Employed 


54.60 


5 


Non-working 


39.80 


4.6 


Retired 


12.50 


0.6 


Disabled 


2.3 


0.1 



Source: 2009 Survey of Women and Work 



Arson 


94 


Assault (including Aggravated Assault) 


1,727 


Dangerous Drugs 


82 


Family Offense 


619 


Homicide 


138 


Incest With A Minor 


116 


Kidnapping 


76 


Other 


101 


Robbery 


536 


Sex Offense 


187 


Sexual Assault 


2,333 



Total 



6,004 



Source: Department of Justice, Montana Sexual or 
Violent Offender Registry, September 20 1 



Veteran Population Projections 

Montana is ranked second among the states for percent of the civilian 
population 1 8 years and over who are veterans. (1 3.9 percent, 2006-2008 
American Community Survey) 





2000 


2010 


2020 


2030 1 


Montana 


108,330 


102,015 


89,052 


76,230 


Cascade County 


11,555 


10,604 


8,402 


6,887 



Source: United States Department of Veteran Affairs, October 2007 



Montana Children and Social Services 











Special 








Percent of 


Free/Reduced 


Daycare 


Education 


Healthy 




Children's 


Children in 


Price Lunch 


Program 


Program 


Montana Kids 


Medicaid 


Population 


Poverty 


Eligibles 


Participants* 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


Enrollment 


2008 


2008 


2008/09 


2007 


2008/09 


2009 


2009 



Montana 


220,358 


21.0 


51,333 


8,051 


1 7,636 


1 7,465 


46,463 


Cascade County 


20,256 


19.6 


3,958 


1,307 


1,356 


1,209 


3,511 



Source: MontanaKidsCount, http://montanakidscount.org/ *facilities participating in state program 



Montana Medical Marijuana Use Program 

15,000 
12,000 

9,000 

6,000 



Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) Comparison 



3,000 




I Patients 
I Caregivers 
Doctors 





2005 
Cases 


2005 
Case Avg 


2009 
Cases 


2009 
Case Avg 


Apr 2010 Apr 2010 
Cases Case Avg 


Montana 


4,820 


356 


3,466 


392 


3,784 426 


Cascade County 


442 


335 


250 


350 


253 389 



Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, April 2010 



March 2005 



March 2010 



Source: Montana Medical Marijuana Program, 
June 2010 



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Education 



Schools in Senate District 1 1 

There are 832 public K-1 2 and 14 private accredited schools in Montana. 
Montana also has 1 5 public, 6 private, and 7 tribal colleges. Senate and 
House district figures in the table below show the number of schools 
located in cities within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 



National Assessment of Education (NAEP) Progress 
Historical Performance in Montana Schools 



State National 

Average Average 





Montana 


Senate 
District 1 1 


House 
District 21 


House 
District 22 


High Schools 


173 


36 


36 


36 


Middle Schools 


213 


27 


27 


27 


Elementaries 


446 


180 


180 


180 



Mathematics 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 832 243 243 243 

Source: Office of Public Instruction, September 2010 

Montana School Size and Enrollment 2009 - 201 



1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1990 n 
1996 n 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



228 
236 
241 
244 
244 
280 
283 
286 
286 
287 
292 



222 
234 
237 
239 
239 
262 
271 
276 
278 
280 
282 



School Size 


Percent of 
Schools 


Enrollment 


Percent of 
Enrollment 


>500 


6 


42,927 


30 


250 to 499 


19 


56,027 


40 


1 00 to 249 


19 


26,444 


19 


50 to 99 


14 


8,563 


6 


<50 


41 


7,846 


6 



Reading 
(scale: 0-500) 



Total 100 141,807 

Source: OPI Facts About Montana Education, September 2010 

School Districts - Number of in Area 



100 



1994 n 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 
1998 
2003 
2005 
2007 
2009 



222 
225 
223 
225 
227 
225 
271 
270 
269 
271 
270 



212 

213 
216 
217 
220 
220 
261 
261 
260 
261 
262 





Senate District 1 1 


House District 21 


House District22 1 


Elementary 


1 


1 


2 


Secondary 


1 


1 


2 


Unified 








1 



Science 


4 
8 


2000 


160 


145 


(scale: 0-300) 


2005 


160 


149 




1996 n 


162 


148 




2000 


164 


148 




2005 


162 


147 


Writing 


4 

8 


2002 


149 


153 


(scale: 0-300) 


1998 


150 


148 




2002 


152 


152 




2007 


157 


154 



Total 2 2 5 

Source: Montana Base Map Service Center, November 2009 



n Accommodations were not permitted for this assessment 
Source: National Center for Education Statistics 



Montana Dropout Rate 


- Percent of Total Enrollment 




| Grade /Gender 


2004-05 


2005-06 


2006-07 


2007-08 


2008-09 


5-yr Average 1 


7&8Total 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


Male 


0.2% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.4% 


0.3% 


Female 


0.1% 


0.2% 


0.3% 


0.3% 


0.2% 


0.2% 


HS Total 


3.3% 


3.6% 


3.7% 


5.2% 


5.1% 


4.2% 


Male 


3.6% 


3.9% 


4.2% 


5.5% 


5.6% 


4.5% 


Female 


3.1% 


3.3% 


3.2% 


4.8% 


4.6% 


3.8% 


Overall Total 


2.3% 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.6% 


3.6% 


2.9% 


Male 


2.5% 


2.7% 


3.0% 


3.9% 


3.9% 


3.2% 


Female 


2.1 % 


2.3% 


2.3% 


3.4% 


3.2% 


2.6% 



Source: Montana Statewide Graduate and Dropout Report, 2008 - 2009 School Year 

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Percentage of Respondents 








1995 


1997 


1999 


2001 


2003 


2005 


2007 


2009 | 


Drove when drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


15.4 
27.4 


16.9 

26.7 


13.1 
22.7 


13.3 
21.8 


12.1 
20.4 


9.9 
18.5 


10.5 
16.0 


9.7 
13.5 


Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


38.8 
48.1 


36.6 
46.6 


33.1 
43.1 


30.7 
39.3 


30.2 
36.9 


28.5 
34.4 


29.1 
32.9 


28.3 
28.8 


Carried a weapon (gun, knife, or club) during the past 30 days 


U.S. 
Montana 


20.0 
22.6 


18.3 
23.8 


17.3 
20.3 


17.4 
21.4 


17.1 
19.4 


18.5 
21.4 


18.0 
22.1 


17.5 
23.0 


Current cigarette use (smoked cigarettes during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


34.8 
34.8 


36.4 
38.1 


34.8 
35.0 


28.5 
28.5 


21.9 
22.9 


23.0 

20.1 


20.0 
20.0 


19.5 
18.7 


Current alcohol use (drank alcohol during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


51.6 
58.2 


50.8 
59.0 


50.0 
57.6 


47.1 
54.1 


44.9 
49.5 


43.3 
48.6 


44.7 
46.5 


41.8 
42.8 


Binge drinking (5 or more drinks within a couple hours during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


32.6 
43.1 


33.4 
44.4 


31.5 
43.6 


29.9 

41.4 


28.3 

37.3 


25.5 
34.4 


26.0 
32.7 


24.2 
30.1 


Current marijuana use (used marijuana during the past 30 days) 


U.S. 
Montana 


25.3 
20.1 


26.2 
26.9 


26.7 
25.5 


23.9 
27.1 


22.4 
23.1 


20.2 
22.3 


19.7 
21.0 


20.8 

23.1 


Ever had sexual intercourse 


U.S. 
Montana 


53.1 
47.0 


48.4 
45.9 


49.9 

42.5 


45.6 
43.9 


46.7 
43.6 


46.8 
43.6 


47.8 
45.7 


46.0 
47.6 


Attempted suicide during the past 1 2 months 


U.S. 
Montana 


8.7 
8.5 


7.7 
8.4 


8.3 
6.7 


8.8 
10.4 


8.5 
9.7 


8.4 
10.3 


6.9 
7.9 


6.3 
7.7 


Source: U.S. Census Bureau 



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Libraries 



There are 761 libraries in Montana. Senate and House district figures 
in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities within 
10 miles of the district's boundaries. For more detailed information on 
Montana's libraries visit http://www.msl.mt.gov/For_Librarians/Library_ 
Directory/. 

Source: Montana State Library, November 2010 





Montana 


Senate 
District 1 1 


House 
District 21 


House 
District 22 


Public 


81 


2 


1 


1 


Branches 


31 











Bookmobiles 


3 


2 


1 


1 


School 


562 


54 


27 


27 


Academic 


28 


6 


3 


3 


Special or Other 


56 


14 


7 


7 



Total 



761 



78 



39 



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Montana Public Libraries Fast Facts 
Montana's public libraries hold 3,348,859 items. 

Montanans visited their public libraries an average of five times 
throughout the year, for a total of 4,429,464 visits in 2009. 

Montana library patrons checked out 6,244,1 16 items in 2009, 
about seven items per person. 

Librarians in Montana's public libraries fielded 428,844 reference 
questions in SFY 2009, or 8,247 questions per week. 

100% of all Montana libraries provide Internet access to patrons 

Nearly half of all Montanans (442,31 1 ) have a library card. 




Montana Talking Book Library 

Services for Blind or Disabled Montanans 

• In 2009-2010, our 5 employees 
and 100 volunteers provided FREE 
specialized library services, via mail 
or download, by circulating 259,382 
books and materials to 4,1 73 blind 
or disabled Montana veterans and 
residents of all ages. Since 2009, we 
served an additional 1,097 more 
patrons - a 28% increase. 

• Our patrons benefit from a variety of 
access options: the newest easy-to- 
use, accessible digital book program; 
free digital talking book machines 
delivered to patrons' homes; free 

eLibrary with 20,000 books to download; 63,000 additional book 
titles and 80 periodicals for loan in one or more formats; access to 
radio or phone newspaper services. 

• Our Montana Recording Program has produced over 1,000 Montana 
books for all ages. 

• Our Montana Braille /Twin Vision Program has produced over 442 
books for Montana children. 

• Special funding from the 2009 Legislature successfully provided 
patrons of MONTANA AUDIO Information Network (formerly 
Montana Radio Reading Service) and Montana Association for the 
Blind with improved access and expanded newspaper resources. 

For more information: 
http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/ OR 1-800-332-3400 

Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of 
patrons located in cities within 1 miles of the district's boundaries. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 1 1 


House 
District 21 


House 
District 22 


Total Patrons 


4,173 


361 


361 


360 


Veterans Who Are Patrons 


409 


33 


33 


33 


Patron Count by Disability 


Blindness 


1,212 


118 


118 


118 


Low Vision 


2,129 


176 


176 


175 


Physical 


350 


20 


20 


20 


Reading 


482 


47 


47 


47 



Montana Shared Catalog Statistics 

The Montana Shared Catalog helps Montana libraries meet today's 
library users demands. It gives Montanans a rich and easy-to-use 
catalog including more than 3.3 million items which patrons circulated 
4,1 78,877 times in SFY 201 0. Additional groups that partner to share 
their catalogs include the 4 Rivers, 
BridgerNet, and Partners groups. 
Senate and House district figures 
below show the number of libraries 
located in cities within 10 miles of 
the district's boundaries. 




Montana Shared Catalog 

Senate District 11 

Public and Branch Libraries 

None 



Havre-Hill County library director, 

Bonnie Williamson, using the 
Montana Shared Catalog system 
to check out a book to a patron. 





Montana 


Senate 
District 1 1 


House 
District 21 


House 
District 22 


Participating Libraries 


132 











Patrons 


364,554 











Items 


3,325,517 











Partner Group Libraries 


28 












Statewide Library Training 

The Montana State Library's consultants travel throughout Montana and 
meet one-on-one with librarians and library trustees across the state, 
assisting with everything from training and technology to applying 
Montana library law and fundraising basics. In the last fiscal year, MSL's 
consultants traveled over 60,000 miles, made over 2,000 contacts and 
completed over 400 visits with Montana's library community. 

Total Attendees 1,321 

Number of Workshops 113 

Number of different Montana locations 63 



Time period: January 2009 - December 201 
Source: Montana State Library 



Source: Montana Talking Book Library 




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Statewide Library Resources 



The Montana State Library works on behalf 
of all Montana libraries to help them provide 
the latest and best information and library 
services to their patrons - your constituents. 
We negotiate on behalf of libraries across the 
state to get the best rate on cutting-edge 
library products and services, on which many 
Montanans depend for everything from 
making health care decisions to finding a job. 
Examples include our statewide contract with 
OCLC, a worldwide consortium of libraries 
dedicated to providing top-notch library 
services and a subscription to the genealogy 
database, HeritageQuest which is available 
to all public libraries in the state. Without 
statewide library projects, some of which are 
listed here, many Montanans would be left 
behind in this age of information. 

Statewide Databases 

Thanks to an allocation from the Montana 
legislature, the Montana State Library offers 
statewide databases to all Montana library 
patrons. Access to this completely online 
collection - accessible in the library, at home, 
or on a mobile device - includes hundreds of 
databases and thousands of full text articles on 
everything from business resources to health 
information. 

Ready 2 Read v ^^ 

The Montana State 
Library's Ready 2 Read 
program is designed 
to help parents and 
caregivers understand 
the value of __ 

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sharing language -u^^ 1 

and literacy 

with their children and the 

importance these skills play throughout a 

person's life. So far, 45 libraries have received 

extensive early childhood training and a 

large number of materials to serve Montana's 

youngest library patrons; additionally these 

45 libraries now offer programming just for 

children ages 0-3. 

http://ready2readmontana.org/ 

Courier Pilot Project 

As access to quality information has become 
a vital part of our lives, the Montana State 
Library is working on a number of ways for 
libraries to share information and materials 
affordably and dependably. One of these 
methods is the Montana Courier Project, 
which uses a commercial courier service to 
ship library materials and resources around 
the state. As the pilot participation has grown, 
participating libraries are seeing increasingly 
significant savings in the cost of moving library 
materials around the state. 



Participating Libraries 



Senate and House district figures in the table below show the number of libraries located in cities 
within 10 miles of the district's boundaries. 






Montana 


Senate 
District 1 1 


House 
District 21 


House 
District 22 


Statewide Databases 


762 


39 


39 


39 


OCLC 


250 


7 


7 


7 


Courier Project 


34 


1 


1 


1 


MontanaLibrary2Go 


48 


1 


1 


1 


HeritageQuest 


86 


1 


1 


1 


Montana Memory Project 


15 












Source: Montana State Library 

Montana's Cultural Heritage 

In partnership 
with the Montana 
Historical Society 
and other partners, 
the Montana State 
Library helps 
to ensure that 
Montanans have 
ready access to our 
Montana cultural 
heritage. The Montana 
Memory Project 
provides online access 
to digitized copies of 




First train from St. Paul, 
over the last spike en- 
route to Portland, OR. 
September8, 1883 
Montana Historical 
Society Photo Archives 
Montana Memory Project 



historic as well as contemporary material that 
serve as a resource for education, business, 
pleasure, and lifelong learning. 
http://mtmemorv.org/ 

Additionally, the Montana State Library 
launched the online companion to the 
Montana Historical Society's Montana Place 
Names: From Alzada to Zortman. This web 
mapping application makes discoverable 
the history of more than 1 ,200 Montana 
place names and includes all the photos and 
descriptions found in the book. 
http://mtplacenames.org/ 



State Publications Available Online! 

The Montana State Library is digitizing our 
legacy print state publications collection of 
55,000 publications dating to 1874. To date, 
nearly one million pages have been digitized. 
All of these publications are available online in 
a variety of formats at http://statepublications. 
mt.gov . Use of these items is 250 times more 
frequent than traditional print. 

Montana Library 2 Go 

Montana library patrons are reading more 
books on mobile devices than ever before and 
Montana libraries are delivering the goods 
with Montana Library 2 Go, a collection of 
downloadable audio and E-book titles to 
patrons of participating libraries. Titles are 
available for download on MP3 players, iPods, 
iPads and other playing and reading devices. 

GIS Portal 

Funded by the 2007 Legislature and first 
launched in 2008, the Montana GIS Portal 
serves as Montana's primary online resource 
to discover geospatial data. The Portal 
provides online access to hundreds of datasets 
in a variety of formats for use in maps, web 
mapping applications and geospatial analyses. 
http://gisportal.msl.mt.gov/ 



Montana Library Courier/Delivery Service Pilot 

Library Locations with Drop Sites and Courier Routes 




• Large symbols are drop sites 

• Small symbols of the same shape are potential library locations served by that drop site. 



Source: Montana State Library, December 2010 



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Land 

Land Ownership 

Senate District 1 1 ranks number 49 in size and is 4.508 square miles, or about 0% of Montana's total land area (146,923.321 square miles). The average 
senate district in Montana is 2,938 square miles and the average house district is 1,469 square miles. 



Owner 


Montana 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Senate District 1 1 
Area 
(Sq Mi) c 


Vo 


House District 21 
Area 

(Sq Mi) ' 


>/o 


House District 22 
Area 
(Sq Mi) 


% 


Private 


95,738 


65 




4 


99 




2 


99 




2 


100 


Local Government 


32 


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